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







91 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It has been a pleasure to have met you -

I only wish it had been sooner but I guess it wasn't meant to be until it was -

Please thank your humans for taking good care of you -

I'll be looking for you star in the sky -

Please say hi to all my friends that are there -

I'll see you there someday -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: My mom sends her best too...she's leaking right now - she's not sure if this is a sign or not but our word is DRAIND...kind of says it all

RILEY AND STAR said...

We didn't get the chance to know Domi when she was well but we wish we had.

This is very heartbreaking and right now our thoughts and especially our prayers are with you and your family.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to Domi with all of us.

I can only imagine how much she loved you and how very much you loved her and that is a beautiful memory you will always have.

Blessings,
Rileys and Star's mom.

Flurry and Aja said...

Oh Domi, such wonderful words. You made our humom cry here but it was tears of love.

We are sure you will light up Heaven when you arrive and bring much joy to the people there just as you have brought joy to the people on Earth.

God speed Domi.

Flurry and Aja

Thor said...

We are sorry to hear you are crossing the Bridge. Please remember to let your boy and girl know that you will still be watching over them, even if they can't see you.

Woos,
Thor, Smoky, & Bandit

Lacy said...

w00fs, me not know what to say...but Domi i sure hope u will b ok...our thoughts r with u..

a sad,
rocky
bear
angel lacylulu
and mama..

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Domi,
We are so sorry to hear the news. Please know that you are loved by many and if it is time for you to sleep, we will miss you. But we will keep our paws crossed tonight.

Princess Eva & Brice

Tracey and Huffle said...

Domi, my heart is breaking for you and your humans. It has been my pleasure to get to know you this year. Please look down on me from above when you can.

Huffle Mawson

Anonymous said...

Dearest Domi,

We hope that you will be here on earth, still, to read this today and for many days, so long as you are enjoying your life. When you do go to the Bridge, as we all will, please share this with your people. The pups who came before me shared it with my mom and dad They say it helps them. Domi, you are loved.
C-pup .



And if I go, while you are still here...
Know that I still live on,
Vibrating to a different measure,
Behind a thin veil that you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith.
I will wait there for the time when we can soar together again.
Until then, live your life to the fullest.
And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,. . . I will be there.

Author Unknown.

Tabatha and Eclipse said...

No words seem right at this moment. Domi, you have touched so many lives including ours. We will take your advice and use it always. Tears are running down my face as I try to find the right words to say goodbye. We are sending puppy kisses and prayers to you and your humans. Rest well sweet Domi! You will be greatly missed!

~Tabatha~

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Domi,

I found out about your blog through Rocky...we're sending good thoughts your way and hoping for the best. Keep up your great work, Domi...you're very special.

Scottie

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

may you fly with angels.
your pal, Morgan

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Oh, sweetheart, the thought of you not being with us anymore is breaking my heart but must be faint in comparison to that of your family. Good-bye, darling baby, I will miss you dearly and always. There will be comfort for you on the other side and many friends to keep you company until you are once again with your family.

My heart is breaking...just breaking.

Teddy Bear said...

We heard about your great story from Scout and Freyja's blog. Our hearts feel your loss and you will be in our prayers. We're so sad we didn't have a change to know Domi.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Maggie and Mitch said...

The tears are running down our mom's face, Domi! You are one special girl and we will miss you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mack said...

Domi,
You are such a beautiful lady! Oh how I wish we could have been friends sooner.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Sending lots of hugs and love to you and your family Domi - thinking of you all.

Love

Opy

Raising Addie said...

....many tears...

Domi... all of our love is with you.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie, Hailey and Staci

Kenia Cris said...

Domi, you were such a beautiful dog and I'm sure you've made your family very much happy. I'm sad you're leaving because as our friends Scout and Freyja, I love dogs with all my heart and soul and it's always sad when they have to leave. Hope you find peace, dear. My heart goes on to you and your family now.

Much love from Brazil.

Mango said...

Oh Domi! We didn't get to know you, but you look like a wonderful, hard working pup. Run free.

Slobbers,
Mango

Parker said...

We are so sorry. The Bridge has a lovely new angel.
Soft purrs to your family.
Parker & Co.

Agatha and Archie said...

Domi, Rocky told us to come over and give your girl and boy some love. We know you will running and playing with all our friends at the bridge and we will be here to watch over your family...Run free little friend Agatha and Archie

The OP Pack said...

Domi, we are so very sad to hear that you are not doing very well. You have such a wonderful and loving family and you have loved them well in return. You will always be with us in our hearts. Hugs to your family.

Hoping for a miracle, the OP Pack

The Thundering Herd said...

What last thing, Domi. From the bridge, continue to send your humans signals that you are thinking of them and waiting on them. Plenty of members of The Herd there to wait with you.

For the humans, our deepest sympathies. What a special companion!

agent99 said...

Although I don't know you, we heard about your loss from another doggie blogger. I've had to help three beloved pets in their last hours, so I can imagine how bad you are feeling right now. All of them were shelter pets, our beloved Otis being a senior and being able to be with us for you 18months. It's been many years, but now when I remember each of them, I can smile and enjoy the wonderful memories without the sadness- I hope this time come soon for you too.

MAX said...

Our hearts are breaking!
You are a true inspiration!
We love you...more than you can imagine!
Lots and lots and lots and lots of licks,
MAXDOG & CO IN SOUTH AFRICA

Raising Addie said...

Domi in your honor we are going to make a donation and add your name on the memorial shirt for the 2 dogs 2,000 miles shirt that Luke wears every day. Your name will be on shirt #5.

You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie, Hailey and Staci

Sam said...

Oh Domi and family, the tears are flowing now.. I wish I would have found your blog sooner as it seems Domi was such a beautiful friend to those she knew. Godspeed sweet girl..

Cocorue said...

Oh Domi, you broke my heart and i'm so sad not to have met you earlier.

when i read this, you've already crossed and my only consolation is that you will be waiting when it's my time.

you sounded like someone that i would have loved to have known and it's my loss that i did not get to know you...... run free and take care of my little hooman sister when you meet her - her name is Su-En

chikisses from someone who regretted not knowing you
coco
Domi's mumster, pls take care too

Shmoo said...

Run free, whole and healthy across the Rainbow Bridge. Live on in the hearts that you have touched until we meet again.

Meeshka and the gimpy gang

Hero said...

My heart hurts for you and your family. I wish I had gotten to know you before you passed on to the Bridge. You were heroic and beautiful till the end and are a true role model for all dogs. What you've done here on earth has touched so many lives and your legacy and memory will live on. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dory and the Mama said...

Domi, you are a wonderful example of how a dog gives us all they have to give. I wish we could have met you sooner.

Run free sweet one,
The Mama and Dory

Asta said...

Domi
I wish I had ksnown you.You awe cleawly a wondewful,loving ,smawt doggie.I hope if you have to go, yuou awe going sowwounded by love , knowing that you gave so much happiness and love to those who wew in youw life.I hope to someday meet you ovew the bwidge.
Thank you fow youw massages to all of us.
You will be gweatly missed.
Sweet cwossing and happy wunning till we meet again
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

Martine said...

Hi Domi's family,

We hope you start to feel better. Loosing your best pup is always hard.

xo martine

Erin said...

Even though we never knew you, we know you are truly an angel now. My thoughts & prayers are with your family. Right now the pain seems unbearable but take comfort in knowing that Domi is in peace now. No more suffering, & she will be patiently waiting until the day you are together again.

The Army of Four said...

Sending lots of love your way.
We are so very sorry for your loss.
The Army of Four

Hoover said...

Oh Domi,

Trying to help other right up to the end.

We will be thinking of you.

Hoover BPD

Bogart said...

Sending you much love...

Bogart & Lulu

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

The world is less because of the loss of such a special and caring creature. May your memory live forever in all the joy and goodness you gave to others. We hope your family finds peace knowing you made a difference.

TC said...

Beautiful post, I can't read or write much more but know I mourn for you too Domi.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Goodbye, Domi, and run well.

Sam said...

Domi, you are a good dog. Our thoughts are with you and your boy and girl. You are leaving big paws prints to fill.

Sam and family

Stella said...

Thank you for your words of wisdom, Domi, coming from a life well lived. If you happen to run into Spencer and Otis at the bridge, give them love from us. They will be good guys to hook up with because they will understand you completely.

Blessings,
Stella

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I did not know Domi until I heard about him going to the bridge today so I went back in his blog and read about how Domi was adopted and diagnosed with cancer. He is so lucky he had such great humans come along and give him the great last years of his life. RIP Domi. Wish I would have known you sooner.

pughy said...

I never got the chance to meet you and realy wish I had.. I am sending y loudest purrs to you and hope they help.. Hugs GJ xx

Shepherds' Ledge Gang said...

It is clear from the outpouring that many will miss you, sweet Domi, but what more can a dog do in his life than spread so much love and joy as you have? God bless you and the people who gave you what you deserve - the best. Love forever to you and your people.

Gaucho Tibetano said...

We are sorry to hear you are crossing the Bridge.
a big hug

Dakota said...

Thank you for your words of wisdom. I've visited your blog a few times, and I want you to know that I consider all of my blogging friends family. If there's anything we can do during this difficult time, please email.

River said...

Goodbye, Domi. Thank you for such good advice. We are sending hugs and thinking of you and your family.

love & wags,
River the beagle, mom & crew

Ruby and Penny said...

Run free, sweet Domi. Our hearts go our to your girl and boy and Stella.
Love Ruby & Penny

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We have not had the pleasure of meeting you, Domi, but we can see what a special soul you are and always will be.

Andrea said...

Domi you are such a beautiful soul...you will be missed. Sophie and I wish we had gotten to know you better. Thinking of your family during this hard time. Run fast and free, my friend.

YOUR CANINE COMMENTATOR said...

Domi,
We see you. We feel you. You've inspired us. Please guide us from beyond in service. Thank you. Bless you.

Nicole said...

Rest in Peace, Domi. <3

dw said...

I heard about your loss from another doggie blog and I'm so sorry. Even though I don't know you, I know you are hurting now, but Domi will be there waiting for you. *hugs*

Farley said...

I'm sorry we didn't get the chance to know you. We love you just the same, just from seeing your photos. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Farley & his Mom

Kari said...

We haven't been with you long , precious Domi, but every moment we have shared with you on your blog as brought us a special joy or made our lives in some way richer.
We do not want to loose you but you will know when it is your time to cross the bridge. There are so many lovely beans and animals there to waiting greet you so don't be afraid. You have been blessed Domi, with the gift of love. Carry it with you always. Untill we meet again at the bridge......

roxieand jonesey said...

Sorry to hear you have gone to the Rainbow Bridge Domni,

We will think good thoughts for your humans today-they will miss you much and remember you always.

Although we heard of your passing from another blogger as well, we are feeling the pain of your family.

Our pack includes two shelter dogs who give us much love every day. As they age and struggle with getting older we dread the day that we will face this as well. Your story has reminded us how precious our time with them is and to make much of every day.

Thanks for the Pres vs Catholic sign fight as well. Dont they know DOG is GOD spelled backwards?

Love and hugs to your family during this difficult time.

Mary A. Shafer said...

Oh, Domi -
I read about you on Scout 'n Freyja's blog. Part of me feels thankful that I didn't know you well enough to feel the massive void I know you're leaving in others' lives, because I've had so much sadness lately. But then I know that I must have really missed out because I didn't know you. It's so clear because of how many love you.

What a beautiful, sweet pupper you were. Say hi to all my dear "kidz" who are with you now on the other side of the bridge. You earned the right to eternal sunshine.

Mary from almostperfectpets blog

central bark designs said...

Our heart breaks upon hearing that you have crossed the Bridge. Our deepest sympathies for your people. The greatest of loves often leaves us with the greatest of sorrows - but it is worth it - to love.

-Abbey

Turbo the Sibe said...

We are all looking at the sky and wooing softly for you, Domi.

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Our hearts are breaking for you on Domo's loss. Such a beautiful dog. There is another angel at the bridge tonight.

Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

God Bless....Mona & Mommy Sarah

Salinger The Pug said...

Hello! We are so sorry to hear about Domi crossing the bridge. Scout and Freyja speak so highly of Domi and it sounds like she had a wonderful life surrounded by lots of love.

Please know that we're thinking of you from Indianapolis and wish we could have known Domi!

Thor said...

We´re so sad to hear this news. Our thoughs and prayers are with you and your family.
Sending lots of love

Thor and mom

Teddy said...

Domi,
I hope your journey to the bridge is peaceful, sweetie. My T-man Angel and many other loved DWB friends will be there to greet you. I know your humans love you deeply and will miss you terribly. My heart goes out to them because they will be so sad to say goodbye.

Hugs to you all,
Teddy, CC-man, T-man Angel and mom

Mochi and Mommy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Domi. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Mochi

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hello Domi and Family,
I'm sorry about your lost. Iwish i 'd gotten to know you earlier..but nevertheless you'd always have a special place in my memories as one of my furfriends.

I'm sure you had a life filled with lots of luv and care and you gave the same to your human family.

Till we meet at the rainbow bridge one day-

Cheers,
Maxx

Anonymous said...

To Domi's parents:
We know that this must be one of the hardest, if not the hardest , thing you have ever had to face. Our prayers and purrs are with you.
Whenever you are able,if it is possible, might you to do one final blog about her? It would help so with closure for all of us who loved her.

Kasha said...

What a great dog! I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I didn't know what it was like, but I do and they always hold a spot in your heart no matter how many pets you try to replace them with. Thanks for being such great owners. Domi was in a great place here and is in an even better one now.
Kasha and Africa

NESSA the hovawart said...

Dear Domi,

I'm sorry I didn't know you before, but I wish I would. You look like such a nice doggie and I'm sure we would be good friends if we would met...
Over the rainbow it is my step mommy Bella, Bernese mountain dog, who went there last september.She was the sweetest thing I ever met. Search her, please and give her my love. You'll like her and she will help you feel better.
Run freely, dear Domi,
Nessa

Tamandra and Borias said...

Domi, I'm glad you had such a wonderful, full and giving life. Hope your humans will take comfort in knowing you will be keeping watch over them. Your last words were so touching. Rest in peace dear spirit.

Huskee and Hershey said...

We are sorry we did not have the pleasure of knowing you earlier. We just read about you from our friend Addie's blog and wanted to come over and give you (and your humans) some support.

We don't know what your status is as of now, but the only thing we can do is hope that you are free of any pain.

We hope that when the day comes, we will meet you in heaven and get to know you better.

Our mom was in tears as she ready your 'advice' to us and the humans.. it's so well said. Sometimes we take what we have for granted. Thank you for leaving an invaluable piece of advice for us.


Love,
Huskee, Hershey and mommy Shane

Sally said...

We came over from Khyra's blog - we were so sorry to hear such sad news. We send you all our love and prayers,

Diana, Sally and Paddy

happy said...

That's such wise words indeed. Our thoughts are with you.

Clive said...

Domi, we were so sad to read this and only wish we had known you earlier.

We're thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time.

Clive

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Domi, we are praying and crossing our paws for you!

If this IS your last post, please take comfort in knowing that you will soon be running free and young again. Lots of our buddies will meet you at the Rainbow Bridge for a great romp in the beautiful green grass and wild flowers.

Until we meet again...

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

I didn't know you, Domi but I know you were a wonderful dog. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Chef

Anne-Kathrine said...

Im so sorry to hear about this. Candle lit and prayers on the way!

Bob said...

We are so sorry. We just found your Blog through the Bumpass hounds.
It just breaks our hearts and many tears are being shed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful companion.
Our Mom & Dad have had Golden Retrievers for 35 years and know the terrible pain they are feeling.
When you cross over the Bridge we know that many of our past loves will be there to greet you.
God's speed Domi, run free.
Us and our Mom & Dad so wish that we would have met you sooner.
Their are just no words.
Peace & Love,

Hamish & Sophie and our
Mom & Dad, Sheila and Bob

Samantha said...

You are so beautiful, Domi and your wisdom rings loud and true. I'm so so sorry I didn't meet you sooner, but I send love and prayers to your family. Someday I will run free with you across the rainbow bridge, dear Domi.
Huggs xo,
Sammie and family

Cyber-sibes said...

We extend sad woos to Domi's family, although we knowDomi is still with us, just on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. We just lost our own sweet Star last Thursday. Perhaps she & Domi are standing paw by paw right this moment, with wagging tails and healed bodies, smiling down on us.

Love,
JAck a-roo, Pat & JoJoe

Kimba said...

Dear Domi,

I wish I could have met you before you left. We'll meet each other one day.

I am here to send good thoughts and hugs to your family.

Love, Kimba & family.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

For Domi's boy and girl, I have placed a memorial to her on my blog. I hope you don't mind. I have given you credit for her words and have linked her back to this blog.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Sos sorry that I didn't get to know you sooner Domi, but I feel lucky to have learnt about you now. I hope you is having fun at the bridge.
My biggest sorries to your peoples cos I know their hearts is very sore now.
~lickies, Ludo

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Rest easy and run free at the Bridge, dear one.
Much love to your family who are missing you terribly. You are in our thoughts.

Love,
Cloud and his mom

Buddy Dawg said...

Domi - you were an beautiful pup and the world was luck to have had you. You will be very missed.
Buddy and Maxim's mom.

TwoSpecialWires said...

We love you, Domi. And we love what you represent and what you teach. Asta sent us over, in tears. We understand why. A new puddle of tears has been shed as we think of the empty space that will be left behind when the time comes that you must go. It helps a little to know that that space will be filled with memories of love.

We hope you are surrounded by warm loving touches as you leave, and that you feel a soft glow greeting you as you approach the Bridge. We will be looking for you one day and remembering you until then. One short post made a huge impression on us.

Love,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear the bad news. Although we never met we feel so sorry for your family.. RIP Domi. You will be missed...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

miss mouse said...

Rest easy now, Domi...thank you for all the love and wisdom you shared while you were here on this earth...your loved ones will come, one day, to meet you at the bridge..love from Claire and her person.

Nessa, Nanook and Pooka said...

You were beautiful, Domi, and we will miss you!!

Love,

Nanook and Pooka
Therapy Newfs

The Foster Lady said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Domi's people and pleased that she had her time with you here on earth. I agree wholeheartedly about adopting seniors as they are the very best.

Tristan said...

Domi, we were fortunate to have met you - you were a sweet girl who surely brought lots of love and joy to your people and plenty of others. You and your boy and girl were blessed to have spent your time together!

- Tristan and April