Friday, January 30, 2015

Goodbye, Sweet Baby Girl.

It is with an extremely broken heart, and many tears, that I am writing this post.  We made the heart wrenching decision to end Lola's pain and said goodbye to the sweetest girl in the world last night.
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Lola ~ Forever our Baby Girl
2002 ~ 2015

Lola is, was, one in a million.  Sure, I'm the crazy dog lady and I love all dogs, but truly... she was very, very special and everyone she came into contact with thought so as well (especially our vet).  Lola had a personality like no other, and a heart of gold.  She loved everyone and everything. She made friends everywhere she went, instantly becoming the center of attention. Lola was so full of love and wanted nothing more than to be with and please her humans.

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She loved her siblings as much as they loved her.  I know their hearts are breaking as well, and I can only hope we can comfort them the way they comfort us.

 2015-01-30_11-40-11 Zeus and Lola enjoying breakfast. You can see how badly the #Osteosarcoma has destroyed her shoulder area. #CancerSucks #BoneCancer #dobermanmix #seniordog #ilovemyseniordog #ilovemydogs #Heartbreaking
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She loved romping in the snow, and her last storm was almost as special as she was.  It breaks my heart that she was not able to run and play in the 30" or so that we received, but she did enjoy a little stroll with her Daddy.

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Her last snow fall and it was epic... #dogstagram #dobermanmix #dobiemix #CancerSucks #Osteosarcoma #BoneCancer #Blizzard #ilovemydogs

I'm going to miss her snuggles and kisses immensely - she knew how to comfort and make any bad situation better.  At night, when I would stretch out on the couch to watch TV, she would climb up and lie down behind me - spooning, so to speak.  She hadn't been able to do that these past few difficult weeks and I can't even begin to tell you how much I missed those bonding Mommy & me moments. 

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Coming home is never going to be the same. Lola won't be there to greet me at the top of the stairs, toy in mouth.  She'd done that since she was a youngster and it always made us laugh... no matter which of her humans was coming home, she'd go and grab a favorite toy and meet us at the top of the stairs (or sometimes down by the door if she was extra antsy to kiss us).  If we brought home any shopping bags, she'd set her toy down so she could inspect the bags... I'd like to think she was making sure there was nothing entering the house that could harm her humans, but I know she was really just looking to grab herself a yogurt or banana. 

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I will never understand why the sweetest girl in the world had to endure such a horrific, aggressive cancer.  Life is not fair.  Cancer sucks.  The holes in our hearts are immense. 

Rest in Peace, sweet baby girl.  We love you and miss you greatly. 

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12 comments:

Sue said...

We're grieving with you. We'll miss seeing her playing with her sibs. She was so brave while enduring such awful pain. Rest in peace, sweet Lola.

Kenyetta said...

Rest in peace! Hugs to you and Matt. Belly rubs to her siblings

tubby3pug said...

I am so sorry for your loss

retro rover

Marjie said...

I am so sorry, Nic. We will miss Lola, too. Rest in peace, dear girl.

How Sam Sees It said...

I am so terribly sorry. Sending hugs and love for all of you. Rest in peace, Lola.

Monty and Harlow

K9s OverCoffee said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear, dear friend. May Lola rest in peace & enjoy romping on the other side of the rainbow bridge. We are currently battling cancer with out girl Missy as well. It sucks like no other sickness.
You & your pack are in my thoughts!

SissySees said...

What a beautiful tribute to such a special dog. We're grieving too. The fur-girls send licks and love.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Lots of precious memories ... Lola will be remembered forever. Sending you Lots of LOVE <3

Ruby said...

Ma has tried to read this postie a couple of times and just started leaking every time. She finally got through it and our hearts are broken and comforted all at the same time. I am so sorry for your loss. Yet, I am glads you guys got to spend the last days loving and just being with each other. I am glads you guys just got to love on each other til the end.
Run crazy Lola...
{{{hugs}}} to everyone (and margaritas ☺)
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

rottrover said...

We lost one of our rotties in2010 to osteo. It does suck. I'm sure I posted it on my blog. I'm so, so sorry for your loss.

gMarie said...

Oh Nic, I'm so so sorry to read this. Such a horrible thing and the hardest decision to make ever. I'm so proud of you for doing the best for Lola. I still miss Lucy every day. Lola has a special place in your heart for sure. g

Lovable Lily said...

We too are sending our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your sweet Lola.

While we didn't know Lola, it's always hard to lose a furend.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

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