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Goodbye, little Holly

March 8th, 2012 at 05:13 pm

My little poodle, Holly, died this morning. She has been quite sick. I took her to a specialist in August and he put her on a strick diet. She hated the food, and even tho we changed it twice, she did not like any of the special diet. We have had to force feed her, 3 times a day, for over 6 months.

Finally, right before christmas, she was getting so weak; we decided to give her some of her regular food. We could not just let her starve to death, and I was afraid she would not make it another few days.
She seemed better after that, but she had diarrhea every day. I took her back to the vet who agreed that I should feed her whatever she would eat and gave me medicine for the diarrhea.

Her weight dropped from 6 1/2 lbs. to under 3 and she had a hard time walking.

Yesterday, she would not eat at all and we thought the end was near. Dh sat and held her all night until bedtime.

I don't usually get up first, but I had a feeling that she would be gone this morning and she was.

We built a little casket and buried her out by the creek this morning.

She was our little sweetie. She certainly will be missed. Good bye, my little Holly.

23 Responses to “Goodbye, little Holly”

  1. Miz Pat Says:

    To lose a little beloved pet is sometimes worse than losing a person, because you can't tell a dog they are dying and that you love them. You can talk to humans, and say goodbye, but you can't with a pet

  2. momcents Says:

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...

    I am sorry for your loss. (hugs)

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Thank you. I have several little girls waiting for me by the Rainbow bridge. I can hardly wait to see them again.

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Aww, Holly. I read so much about her over the years, and I could tell how much you love her. I'm so sorry for your loss, Ima.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Oh Ima I'm so sorry! Frown Holly was lucky to have you, and you were lucky to have her. Smile (((HUGS)))

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Holly.

  7. PNW Mom Says:

    So sorry for your loss Frown

  8. CB in the City Says:

    I am so sorry. I know how much you loved her. I know she knew it, too.

  9. scottish girl Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  10. littlegopher Says:

    I'm so sorry about Holly, Ima.

  11. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Frown Holly sounded like such a sweet little dog. Frown

  12. mjrube94 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about this Ima. I'm thinking of you...

  13. MonkeyMama Says:


  14. baselle Says:

    Am giving my cat V.I an extra hug while I'm reading your post. I'm sorry for your loss. She sounded like a sweetie and it was great that you let her eat whatever at the very end.

  15. LuckyRobin Says:

    I am sorry to hear that, but she gave you so many years of love, I hope that can be some small consolation now.

  16. SicilyYoder Says:

    Julie- you didn't feed her Nurti, did you? Lots of dogs have died from eating that food.

  17. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Youve shared sweet Holly stories for a long time. I am sorry for you loss, but she enjoyed a blessed life with you and your hub.

  18. SnoopyCool Says:

    Sorry for your loss, Ima.

  19. Ima saver Says:

    Sicily, the dog food the vet put her on, was royal canine. She hated any regular dog food and preferred people food. Her last few days, she had steak, ice cream and all the foods she liked.
    She was 11 years old.

  20. Analise Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about your little Holly... I know how much you loved her. She brought much joy into your lives and you gave her a good life. I wish there were more people like you in the world.

  21. all4money Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss! My beloved dog is 13 years old but still in very good health and I know that my time with him is precious. Just know Holly had a wonderful life with you. {hugs}

  22. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm really sorry, Julie. Somehow I missed this post. I am sure you are quite sad, but do remember what a great, long and happy life you gave little Holly.

  23. crazyliblady Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss, Julie. She must have been a terrific little dog to pick you and your husband for her people. They say there is a special place where the animals we go after they die. Feel consoled knowing that Holly is there playing and no longer in pain.

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