Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Missy Was a Good Dog

This weekend was a rough one.  We had to make a heart wrenching decision to let our baby go.

April 1999 - 4 February 2012

The first night Missy didn't greet daddy at the door we knew that something was wrong.  She stopped eating and wouldn't move from her bed.

It was a Saturday evening and there were no animal clinics open.  We found a pet emergency hospital and took her there.  The blood work revealed that she had cancer.  That thought had never even crossed our minds.

It took several minutes for the realization of it all to sink in. We didn't want her to suffer so we tearfully said our goodbyes.

Fifteen minutes into our drive home on I-10 around 3:00 a.m., a white dove flew toward our car and then took a sharp left.  We both felt that was a sign.  Missy was saying goodbye and letting us know that she was in peace.

We adopted Missy from the animal shelter in Pocatello, Idaho in November of 1999.  She was seven months old.  After we got her home I found this add in the adopt-a-pet section of the Idaho State Journal.  I am so glad we found her before this was printed. She would have been 13 years old in April.

I sure am going to miss the way that she demanded to get first hugs and kisses when hubby came home from work. She was definitely daddy's girl.  I know it is going to be hard on him when he walks in the door tonight.

We love you Missy.


  1. Oh, Leslie Ann, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  2. Leslie Ann - I am so sorry for the loss of Missy. Animals hold such a special place in our hearts. She knows you loved her...

  3. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Missy - what a beautiful girl she was. At least it's good to know that she had a wonderful life with you and your family.

  4. Leslie Ann, that's just a terrible decision you had to make. We had the same thing happen in January of last year so I know how hard it must have been. I'm so glad Missy had loving parents who gave her a good home and a wonderful life.

  5. I am sorry to hear about Missy. She had a special home with your family. Rest in Peace, Missy!

  6. Thanks everyone. Really appreciate it.



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