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Steger's Dazzling Daisy May
6/3/10 - 8/21/19
Miss Daisy crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 8:58 a.m. She went very, very peacefully with both myself and my husband by her side. "Her" kids (our kids) were in the waiting room but all came in after she was gone to say last goodbye and give one last hug to our sweet girl. I have never been more heartbroken in my life and I can only imagine that this is what it feels like to lose a child. My heart is shattered and my world is upside down. However, I know it was the right thing to do as she declined very very quickly.
Daisy stopped eating on Tuesday night after she had an amazing night with our whole family just hours before. She was spoiled by grandma and grandpa and aunts and uncles, ate some ice cream and chicken snacks and was thoroughly spoiled and loved on. We went to feed her dinner that night and she walked away from it and went and laid down. We added beef broth to it as an enticement and she refused even that. The days prior she had been taking upwards of an hour to eat her food, needing to rest frequently between bites. We knew that night that the end had arrived and the look in her eyes said she was tired and ready to be free. We took her in Wednesday morning after we all had some time with her at home just to love on her one more time. When the vet injected her, it took two times for the IV to go in as he said her circulation was very poor. It was confirmation to us that we truly were giving her the best gift we could -- freedom from cancer, pain, and suffering.
We miss our golden girl like crazy and our house is far too quiet. This is the first time in 15 years we have not had a dog or cat roaming the house. We also moved our oldest daughter to college that same afternoon, so needless to say many, many, MANY tears were shed. We have decided that at this point in our lives we are not ready for another dog. We are busy with our two kids left at home (sports, travel, etc.) and I am in school full time working on my masters. Eventually, we will return to the wonderful world of being golden parents. She was a joy to love, and she loved us fiercely in return. There is no other dog that we want right now other than our Daisy May. I will be more at ease I think when her ashes return to us this coming week. I need my girl home and in her final resting place.
I will be forever grateful for you all and the support received here. You guided us through a dark place and helped us with your advice and prayers. We will be back someday (hopefully not in this forum though!) with a new golden fur ball of love.