Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sad days :(

Sleep tight my beautiful fluffy princess xxx
Hello Peeps,
I am so sorry I haven't been around for the last few days. It has been a very sad and draining few days.
Our beautiful fluffy princess Holly has gone over the rainbow bridge now. We had to let her go as her liver and kidneys had started to fail and her calcium level was so very high that the vets equipment could not read it. She was panting heavily and not eating so we had to let her go. She said the cancer had taken too much of a hold and the meds she was on had become dangerous to use as her liver and kidneys were failing.
It was not easy and we were so upset I couldn't even talk to people :(
On saturday morning Holly fell asleep with the help of the vet at 9:30am. Scott, Mo and I cuddled and kissed her the whole time and she was so ready to go that she just snuggled into us all and slipped away.
We were so unbelievably proud of little Mo who did not want to let her go without being with her and insisted on staying. He was so brave and didn't let her see him cry,just stroking her and kissing her tummy as she fell to sleep.
The vet left us afterwards to say our goodbyes and he cried then, telling her "I will so miss you and me snuggling in a morning baby girl". It was heartbreaking but he was so grown up about it. I took him to the park over the road whilst Scott sorted out the paperwork with the vet and he just sat on my knee and cried for 10 mins, then got himself up to play and I think that was just perfect.
I was not so brave and cried for the entire morning!
Today we woke up and decided we wanted to do something special for Holly and for our other dog Zaky who passed away last november so we spent the day making a special bit in our garden for them both and I wanted to share them with you all.

The gladiolas on Holly's side were from our lovely friend next door who bought them over for Holly tonight. She also bought us chips for tea and I can't tell her how lovely and appreciated that was. 
 Both Holly and Zaky have a little tree and 2 heathers each. I love heathers. Mo wanted his sleepy mole ornament to go in the middle so I bought an extra heather to go behind that too.We also bought each of them a little candle scone for the wall so that we can leave their candles lit but they are safe from little fingers getting them!!!

Both Holly and Zaky loved to woof at the birds and sunbathe against the garage wall so we placed their garden under Mo's bird feeding branches and where their favourite places were. Holly loved to be the end nearest the doors and Zaky loved to be at the other end.
It is amazing how much better we feel now we can look out of the patio doors and see a bit of something to remember them by.
I promise I will be back to my normal bloggy self as soon as I can. 
Thank you for popping in on me 
huge hugs Lou xxxx


  1. So sad - hugs to you all xx

  2. Oh Lou, I'm so sorry to hear this- there's nothing quite like the loss of a pet. I'm so glad you were able to do something special to remember them by. My thoughts are with you and your family. Many hugs sent your way, Katie

  3. Oh Lou I am so sorry. I know what you are going through and I know precious Holly will be sorely missed. She is beautiful.
    Massive hugs to you and your family.
    Sharon. x

  4. Oh Lou,bless your very BIG hug as always.
    your crafty friend

  5. Oh Lou that is so sad, we love our pets so much and it hurts when they go, take comfort in the good home you gave her. When I lost my cat earlier this year we buried him in the garden and planted a rose tree over the spot.
    Time is a great healer and you will be able to look back soon with wonderful memories.
    Suzie xx

  6. OMGosh Lou
    I am soooooo sorry to read this post - how brave you are to share it.
    I am sat in tears reading it - I can't imagine how hard it must have been for you all.
    Sending the biggest of hugs and gentilest butterfly kisses to you all.
    Take good care
    Debs xx

  7. Oh, you poor brought me to tears, but it's so lovely that you have your beautiful remembrance spot. Time is very limited for our lovely black Lab, Bonnie, and I'm going to do something very similar for her.
    Hugs to you all. x

  8. Oh lou i am so very sorry for your loss. We had to put my cat of 20 years to sleep on saturday too. I have cried and cried. Its soooooo very hard. Im praying for you to be strong. . We know when its time to let them go but we will never be ready for it. Hang in there.
    Hugs and prayers

  9. Sending you all huge hugs Fleur xXx

  10. Oh that is so sad Lou!! So sorry for your loss!!! It's always hard losing a pet!! Thinking of you and your family!! HUgsxx

  11. The garden is beautiful Lou. What a wonderful place for you all to go and remember Zaky and Holly. You are all very strong and I am so sorry for your loss.

  12. Sending you hugs and prayers from across the ocean. So sorryfor your sad loss.

  13. Awww Lou...I am sending you the hugest biggest hugs ever :( Hope you and your family are doing sweet I love what you did to say goodbye. Big hugs sweetie!!! xxx

  14. Hi Lou I am sat here with tears in my eyes and sending big huge hugs to you all,I still remember when we lost our four legged friend.I love what you have done in your garden,just perfect.
    Louise xx

  15. Lou, it's beautiful what you have created for both your Dogs. I'm crying my heart out for you here. I have been for days since you told us about Holly. Please give a hug to Little Mo for being such a brave little lad and take a really big one from me for yourself. I so wish I could be there for you for real not just virtually. Even though you didn't have her with you for as long as you should have please remember that you gave her a wonderful end to her life. She was truly loved and that's all our pets want from us so they can return that love.
    Anice xx

  16. Wish I was there to give you a big hug Lou, Jo x

  17. I'm so very, very sorry for all your family - I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. I love my dogs and everytime a decision has to be made like this, it breaks your heart a little more. She was so lucky to have a lovely family like yours and you were lucky to have found her. Trust that Holly and Zaky have found one another on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. Big hugsxx

  18. I do like heathers too. And gladioli. Lovely idea. We've a baby bird and a baby hedgehog buried in our backgarden and both have plants over them.

  19. Oh dearest Lou, I am so so sad with you and so upset for you... I thought of you a lot since you told us about your sweet Holly... I wish I could be near you to give the biggest hug ever... Sending you lots of love for you and Mo... Catherine

  20. Lou, there is nothing harder than letting go one of our fur babies, I hold you in prayers that the hurt for you and family quickly dissolves, and that some lucky furry baby plops into your lives, all your wonderful love should be shared, hugs

  21. Oh i'm so sorry, your dog was so beautiful. I understand that she was your princess (my cat is my baby, my little princess). I'm thinking of you and your family.
    Hugs xx

  22. aw i`m so sorry lou.sending you all hugs.

    xx coops xx

  23. Oh sweetheart I have been thinking of you since I read the sad news about Holly being so poorly. Just wanted to send you all a huge hug, I know how desperately hard it is to let your beautiful fur babies cross rainbow bridge.
    The garden is beautiful idea and it looks amazing, a great place for quiet memories.
    Love to you all
    and big hugs

  24. So sorry to hear this Lou, it's so hard losing an animal, nothing can ever replace them.
    That garden is a beautiful idea and looks so special, the candles look gorgeous too.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Laura xx

  25. I'm so so sorry to hear of your loss Lou, it is always so very painful to lose a treasured pet. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time for both you & your family. May your beautiful remembrance spot bring you great comfort.

    Sending warm hugs,
    Tracey xx

  26. Sending cyber hugs as I cry with you. What a beautiful place you've created for Holly and Zachy, so they can watch their feathered friends. I bet if you listen hard enough, you'll hear them barking.

    Give Mo a super hug from me, and be sure he knows I cried with him. Losing a dear friend is so hard.

  27. Oh sweetie I'm so so sorry I've not been by but I've just been catching up & reading your blog & came to this post. I really dont know what to say hunni except I am so incredibly sorry for you all, I am honestly crying for you shug. Kids are so resilient arnt they they are just amazing & always seem to bounce back, I wish we could be like them more.
    I really am so sorry hun & the remembrance you have made for them both in your garden is perfect it really is. Their suffering has ended & they fell asleep in the arms of the people who loved them most in the world, they couldn't have wished for a better family sweetie I really mean that.

    Take care shug, mmwah loves ya.

    Hugs hugs to you all, Vicky xxxxxxxxxxx

  28. Run free at the Bridge beautiful Holly. Lou I am so very sorry (again) for your loss of your beautiful girl, they sure do leave big paw prints on our hearts xxxxx

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