Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Long Goodbye

My beloved Georgie lost her battle with Lymphoma early Tuesday morning. This photo was taken last March and shows my baby healthy, the way I need to remember her. She was diagnosed in July 2009 and was only given 6 months to live with aggressive chemo. She was stage v at that point but we had so much hope. She defied us all and lived 9 full months. Her spirit never wavered and every week we went to chemo her doctors called her "the wonder dog". She was a fighter and we truly cherished every moment of the past nine months. She certainly got spoiled, getting a scrambled egg every Sunday and as many treats as she wanted. She and I spent many quiet moments sitting in the sun together. She lived 10.5 years and I know she was happy for all of them. She was like a child to me and was my constant companion, never leaving my side. The void I feel right now is immense. When you experience anticipatory grief, it is such a long goodbye. Even though I feel blessed to have had her for an extra 9 months, I feel so robbed because had she not gotten cancer, she would have lived until she was 18. Her spirit was that great! I will always miss my sweet girl.


Jboo said...

Oh Sue -- I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet dog. I'm glad that you had the last 9 months with her, and hope the memory of the many good years you had together will comfort you.


Michelle said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know the pain of losing a dear fur friend. My thoughts are with you!

Christie said...

There is something undeniable about the deep loss felt when we lose a fur-baby...and I have been there.

My deepest sympathies for your sweet girl.


Casey said...

I'm so very, very sorry for your loss!! What a beautiful puppy!!

Georgea's Mommy said...

My heart goes out to you my friend. I loved your little Georgie. She was a sweet little snuggly bundle of energy. She will truly be missed.