Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Sad Day

Today is a sad day at our house.
Magic Girl has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

Mom writes:
It was a very hard decision for us to make, but we let our Magic Puppers go to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. She had been declining steadily all week and we thought it was time to release her from the pain of this horrible disease.
We originally had an appoontment to take her to see Dr. Ellis tomorrow, but she just was getting worse. I was trying to brush her last night and she was crying as I was brushing her, and her hair was coming out in clumps - not very unusual for a Siberian, but they were not her usual fluffies. She just laid there and let me brush her - not Magic-like at all - she hated being groomed and it was always a struggle for me to brush her.
When we got up this morning, she seemed OK. I fed her breakfast - a special one this morning, Meaty Bones, her favorite. She took it and somehow she got up on the sofa - I did not see her do this, but apparently it hurt, she let out a yelp. She settled down and started to eat so I just left her alone. Then she started crying, and I had noticed blood on the sheet. I could not see her underside, which as you know, was one huge open sore. When she had finally rolled over we were able to see where she was bleeding from. We had to do something.
So after some talking and crying, we decided to take her to the ER Vet and release her.
We were with her to the end. She went very peacefully. The ER Vet put a catheter in her front paw and gave us all the time we needed. When we were ready nd Magic was setttled and calm, we called the doctor. I had Magic's head cradled in my lap, and both Tony & I were petting her and talking to her. We were telling her she was going to be ok, no more pain. We told her that we loved her.
The vet put some saline solution in the catheter just to make sure it was working correctly. Then she gave her a sedative to calm her. She waited a few minutes to make sure the sedative had taken affect, then she injected the euthanasia drug. Seconds later my Beloved Pet was gone.

It is funny how animals affect your life. Magic was one of those beings. She was such a Special Lady. She had filled my life with so much. She was such a part of my life - our life. Who would have thought that the little woo-woo's that we heard that day at the Animal Orphanage would fill our life with so much LOVE. She picked us that day. The funny little Girl with the missing ear tips and cloudy eyes. We had her for six wonderful years. She will always be a part of us.

Run pain free my Beautiful Magic Girl.

11 comments:

The Thundering Herd said...

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss, but so happy that you were able to share wonderful years with Magic and to be there to comfort her in her final moments. Our furry friends are such incredible creatures and mean so much to us.

We have pawed a message to our own Dear Nikita to greet Magic at the bridge and to be her guide.

Simcha said...

God speed Magic!

Soft sad woo's from Virginia.

Simcha

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

Godspeed Magic. Wear your silver harness with pride and run free of pain.
Hugs
Sitka

Holly and Khady said...

We are so very sorry, but know it was the best decision for beautiful Magic. You did everything you could for her, and now she is free from pain. She was very lucky to have you love and care for her so much.

Godspeed sweet Magic Girl. May you wear your silver harness with pride.

Holly and Khady Lynn

DKMaialetti said...

Thank You Everyone for your condolences and kind words.
Thank You The Thundering Herd for your message to Nikita to guide Magic.
Thank You Simcha.
Thank You Sitka, Tia and Cornelia Marie.
Thank You Holly and Khady for your kind words.
We all really appreciate your thoughtfulness.
-Georgie and Family

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We are so sorry for your loss, but truly believe you did the right thing. Magic was lucky to have you for a family.

Steve and Kat

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

As we pawed woo yesterday, we were sorry fur your loss...

We were so proud though how you gave her the best gift of her life: letting her go knowing how much it would hurt...

I know she's a happy healthy girl again...sadly, I've seen she's probably already had the opp to meet another of our furieds: Koova Blue khrossed on Saturday...I bet they are taking the tour!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom

Hero said...

Sad woos. While I cannot imagine the pain and sadness you are feeling, please find relief in that she is running pain-free across the Rainbow Bridge. I'm sure Magic was thankful that you were there during her final moments here, and she will be waiting for you.

Hero

DKMaialetti said...

Thank You,
Steve, Kat & Wilbur for your kind words.
Khyra & her Mom, Thank you for your kind words. It was very hard tolet her go, but it was better for her. She is no longer in pain.
Hero, Thank You too for your kind words and thoughts.
To All of You.
Thank You so much for all of your kind words and thoughts, It really means a lot to us.
-Geogie & Her Family

Cyber-sibes said...

We just saw your blog over on Simcha's, and came to pay our respectful woos. Our mom is leaking, it makes her sad efurrytime she reads about one of us having to leave for the RB. She knows how hard it is for our bipeds to make that decision, too.
Thanks woo for loving Magic enough to let her go. she'll be waiting for you.

Sad Woos,
Star & Jack & mom Pat

DKMaialetti said...

Star, Jack & Mom Pat,
Thank You for your kind words. We appreciate them.
-Georgie & Family