Monday, September 28, 2009

Thank you....

As we suspected Domi did not make it into the night. She passed away shortly after her last post. Although she was struggling to breathe, we don't believe she was in any pain. It was not until recently that the cancer really seem to start bothering her. On our last car ride home, she was not able to stand up and "herd" the passing cars like she enjoyed but she still continued to watch them, eyes sparkling and ears busy. The cancer may have worn out her body but the Border Collie spirit continued to shine.

Looking back, it's hard to believe that she was the same sad, untrusting dog with the tucked up tail that I brought home from the shelter almost 3 years ago. It must have been very hard for her to go from a family of nearly ten years to spending 2 months in the shelter. It took a little time but the true Domi did come out. She was a very beautiful girl who seemed to touch every person she met. Tough guys melted under those eyes, kids who were afraid of dogs felt safe enough to pet her and all felt like they had a special connection with Domi. I don't know how many times I had people offer to take her should we no longer be able to keep her, even with the cancer.

Thank you to everyone who has come by her blog and left such comforting comments. Thank you especially to Raising Addie, Scout & Freyja and Tabatha and Echo for their very touching tributes. The Dog (and kitty) Blogging community is a very wonderful group and we are very proud to have been part of it. I hope to continue to discover great blogs and to continue to read about all the wonderful pets and their special owners.

I'm off to cuddle with Stella who is having the hardest time of all, trying to figure out where her much adored Domi is and why we haven't brought her home yet. Poor Stella hates to be alone and had a very long day.

Thank you all again for your warm thoughts,
Domi's girl

I added one of the last photos of Domi I took of her, just a couple of days before she went to stay at my parents.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hello pups, kitties and peoples.

I'm not feeling well and I think this will be my finally post as I doubt I will make it through the night. We thought we had worked out a good dosage of the steroid and I had been feeling good lately. I had been looking forward to my visit with my girls parents as they always have lots of good food and take me on plenty of car rides. Unfortunately, after a couple of days there I just really started to not feel so well. I lost all my energy and was just having trouble getting around and breathing. My girl's mom increased the dosage on the steroid but my face just continued to swell. I'm home now with my boy and girl and it's a good place to be. They are resting beside me and trying to keep me as comfortable as they can.

Before I go, I just want to remind all you pups and kitties to always have plenty of love for your humans even if they might be grumpy. Sometimes they get caught up in all sorts of things and take us for granted. That doesn't mean they don't love and need us. Also you humans, remember why you have us around. If you are feeling stressed out, pet us. It's been proven to lower your blood pressure. Also keep lots of treats handy. And for everyone, enjoy life. Always take time for walks, frisbee and CAR RIDES.

And one last thing for you humans. If you are considering adding another dog to your home, think about giving one of older dogs a chance. We don't chew up your shoes, pee inside (well, not unless we really can't help it) or need lots of training. Plus you will have a very loyal friend for the rest of our lives.

Good bye everyone. It's been really wonderful to get to know all of you.

Domi the Therapy Dog

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Hey, I'm visiting my girls parents for the rest of this week and all of next while my girl and boy are on vacation so I won't be posting anything for a few days.

Monday, September 14, 2009


We had visitors this weekend. This mama deer and her two babies really like acorns so they have been hanging around our yard where there are two giant Pin Oak trees. They are so quiet that Stella and I keep missing them when they come. My girl stood on the terrace taking pictures and silly me was taking a nap at her feet completely oblivious. I guess I just assumed she was taking pictures of me instead.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Is it silly that I feel bad about winner the Miss Beauty contest against so many other wonderful dogs? I wish there was a way that all the wonderful pups who entered could win a prize or that I could share mine with them. All of us pups whether we compete, volunteer or just know how to make people smile are lucky because we all have our humans that love us as we love them.

Hope everyone had a very relaxing and fun Labor Day weekend.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Have you voted yet?


Has everyone been over to the Four Musketeers contest and voted for your favorite Mr. Dog and Miss Beauty yet? Some of those boy dogs are quite handsome. I don't know who I like best. And Honey, the Great Dane!!! Isn't she beautiful? I wouldn't be at all upset if she wins. After all, she is a therapy dog too. If you haven't checked out the site yet, please make sure you do. The voting ends in just 2 days. Thanks to everyone who has picked me as your favorite.

One other thing. I've been having trouble leaving comments again on some of your blogs. So remember that just because you don't hear from me, it doesn't mean I haven't been visiting.