BHRR's Dana – April 2008(~) – December 19th, 2012
Sean & I shall post more later yet, I wanted to say that @ 3:46pm on Wednesday December 19th, I let BHRR's Dana go. 40% of her stomach had gone necrotic and though she fought that great fight for just over 18 hours, this was not a complication anyone thought or expected. Her amazing compassionate ICU/Emergency Vet(one of THREE) had a specialist even take a look when she was on the table.
I said my good-byes to her on the table, held her close told her that that Sean & I adored her when she first came to us years ago, broken and emaciated at barely 64 pounds(she was around 125 pounds at her death) and adored her to this very day that I was letting her go and that I know Sean would have wanted to be with her too and passed along his love. We were so patient waiting for that right match forever loving home to find her to adopt yet, she lacked for nothing in fans and believers plus supporters as clearly shown today with all the incredible warmth given to her. Thank you all!!!
I told her that a whole legacy of mischief makers are here, because of her and that she fought such a great fight for 18 hours. We thought she won too…until 10:37 am Wednesday when it was clear that she was experiencing some medical complication.
I shared so much with this amazing girl during her time in our hearts and home and she had not one mean bone in her body, was so full of mischief and a brilliant Great Dane that kept me on my toes from day 1 and dear sweet doll face, Wednesay, when you crossed over, a huge piece of my heart and soul plus life crossed over too.
When we buried you at 6:10 pm Wednesday, I buried that same large piece of my heart, soul and life….
You were the GD that was to live to 25!! You taught me so much over the years and all those lessons I shall hold dear to my heart.
To her Vets plus specialists and Vet team at Alta Vista, thank you for your compassion and putting quality of life ahead of all else. Thank you for allowing us to have a payment plan to pay off her bills, thank you for showing such respect after she crossed over in helping me to load her into my vehicle to give that final car ride to her.
Thank you to that special person who surprised me in showing up just as BHRR's Dana headed in surgery and worked to give me smiles and company and looked past my swollen eyes and strained presence and was just 'there'.
Thank you to KAH for covering my shift Wednesday so I could be where I needed to be at Alta Vista.
Thank you to Sean, my rock and my kids for the love; dear friends for the kicks and punches.
BHRR's Dana – your forever loving home turned out to be ours in the end I guess and you shall forever rest in one of your fav spots and I sincerely hope that you truly felt how much adoration we had for you…..
For I feel at this time a true failure in not being able to save you in the end…..
Doll face, you have listened to so many of my deepest pains and the best joys/experiences and accepted me, tested me and proved that there are no limits to what what can do…..you just have to be creative!!
I have asked for a list of all those that donated to her bills today, so that I can personally thank and show my most humble of thanks in believing in this amazing dog. I have also had a meeting with supervisors plus their accountant and after that meeting, we have a credit on her account and I have been busily contacting all her donators offering them up a part of that credit should they so desire or leave it on the account for another BHRR dog in need in the future.
I have been doing the same with Interac and PayPal payments as it feels like the right thing to do in offering back these funds donated after her loss to us……….
I wish I had better news to share and I apologise for all my rambling…..
My heart is shattered…just trying to breathe in and out and take each second as it comes…..
If I have forgotten to thank anyone in this post, I deeply apologise…..
If I could give back to all of you one bit of the support you have shown her and us, I would…..and one day, I hope I can demonstrate to each of you how special you are for want you do to help others.
Everyone please hug your love ones…..and spare a thought to BHRR's Dana. RIP my WOW doll face…..
BHRR lost a HUGE part of themselves on Wednesday December 19th, 2012
I like to think of her playing with the big ice cube maker machine in the sky AND teaching all the doggies about paper towels, toilet paper, how to 'leave' the scene of a crime BEFORE getting caught and the joys of the delights that came be found counter surfing NOT to mention how effective it is to get a dog bed if you sit on another dog's head!
AND gosh, who could ever forget that HAPPY tail of hers! She should have had that licensed as a 'weapon'! She wagged with her whole butt and tail plus heart and everything in between, so affectionate and almost 'violent' in that tail love! There was never any half measures with BHRR's Dana…she was all in or nothing kinda gal!
HERE is something Betty posted on my personal wall:
"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they. Anonymous""It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they. Anonymous"
BHRR's Dana's DARLING LIFE PLUS MEMORIAL RIP ANGELS: CREDIT: $516.14 remains on her account as of today
*from those who wished to have their donations remain & also those that put on her account to help the next BHRR dog*
Gwen/Sean & Family
Caren +(12 Days of Giving & Pumpkin Biscuit Sales)
Lucie – PayPal took $1.75
Anonymous to KAH
Paula – PayPal took $3.20
Here are her three MERMORIAL LINKS – THIS dog was soooooooooooooo loved by so many:
**IF I am forgetting any ANGELS, it is completely unintentional and please EMAIL me**