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Goodbye Miss Doxie

We had to say goodbye to Miss Doxie on February 13, 2014.  She had been declining for about 6 months, but she pretty much decided to end it by flying from the couch and directly into the coffee table the week before.  She had been using doggy stairs for years, so it came as a surprise…

It’s nearly impossible for a 15.5 year old dog to recover all the way from a bad neck injury.  The prescribed pain killer and muscle relaxant ended up just making her more tired while she was still whining in pain.  That along with her growing confusion (just beginning), near blindness, and arthritis simply meant it was time for us to let go.

Miss Doxie

I’ve spent the last week simply remembering how amazing she was and hoping I made the right decision for her after all.  She had a super strong, independent personality.  I think she is happier now.  My cat-like dog is at peace.

The Better Times

Her passing brought up a ton of memories of a younger Miss Doxie.  Hubby and I started remembering all of the times that she would only want a few pets before wandering off, BUT if you were sad, she would lay on you for hours.  She was also an amazing chaser of squirrels.  The only time she nearly caught one, it seemed to scare her as much as the squirrel though.  :-D  And the funniest (only when looking back) times were when she would get annoyed with us, wait until we were gone, and fastidiously spread one can of trash through our entire living space.  She was a fireball.

Anyway, thanks for everyone’s well wishes!  We are doing better and I think she is too.  :-)  Those puppy plans that we’ve had for the last 6 months are going to be put off for just a few more while we fully get used to life now.  But I do think that by mid-2014 or even faster, I’ll be posting a much happier introduction.