Friday, June 20, 2008

"Shiro" April 26, 1993 - June 20, 2008

Shiro at 12 years old

Today marked a sad day at our farm.

Jeff and I took Shiro to the vet to put her to sleep. She had not been doing well the last few weeks and yesterday Jeff found her in the laundry room and unable to get up. Last night, we gave her some drugs and it didn't help and she didn't eat. She drank lots of water and panted a lot. We knew it was time.

The vet examined her and said she had water in her lungs(pneumonia), her heart was failing and probably had kidney issues. As it was, you could tell she was fading fast. Jeff and I cried like babies as she was our first dog, our first child- so to say, since we do not have children.

She was Jeff's pride and joy. He loved her deeply and she loved him as much. The bond between them was magic.

She was my first herding dog and was the one who got me started. She was not afraid of anything.

She was the Ringbearer at our Wedding. Jeff and Shiro were Freestyle Frisbee Champions.

We will be getting her ashes back soon and planting a white Rose Bush in her memory.

Shiro, we love you very much. We were blessed to have you in our lives


Samantha said...
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Samantha said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Shiro sounds like she was a wonderful girl who was obviously loved very much.

Rest in Peace Shiro.

Luisa said...

Diane, I'm so sorry. What a beautiful photo of Shiro -- a reflection of her love and yours. Hugs from SoCal --


Rebecca and Molly the Border Collie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you did the right thing for her, but I know it still hurts. I like your plans for honoring her. I hope that you will be able to look back on your memories with more joy than pain in the years to come.

Our thoughts are with you and your family.

1sheepdoggal said...

So sorry Diane, to hear of yours and Jeff's heart break. Its never easy to let them go. I understand your loss, and pray that you know her spirit runs free and pain free now. God's speed Shiro, RIP.

Monique said...

My heart breaks for your loss. Shiro will be missed by her many friends, and remembered always with love and a smile.