Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Heavy Heart

Kapp Pack Mom here:

It is with a very heavy heart that we had to let Kelsey Ann go today. She has been battling doggy dementia and this morning we found her stuck between the wall and couch. When my husband got her out she was unable to stand. Before I left for work she briefly tried to stand but was unable. I carried her back to her bed before I left. When I came home at noon she had gotten herself stuck partway under our dresser. I again carried her to her bed. When I came home at 3:45 she had scooted off of her bed but still could not stand.

We took her into the vet and she was very hypotensive. He ran some blood work and that was fine. But it was very apparent she was VERY, VERY sick. It was apparent that she likely had a stroke since she did not have function of the limbs on one side. We could have pushed fluids, done x-rays but that would maybe only have bought ourselves a day, week who knows. This was not anything that was going to miraculously improve. It was in her best interest that we let her go.

May she be running North of the Bridge wearing her silver harness wooing at everyone she meets!

Rest in Peace my Dear Sweet Pretty Girl!

This picture we took just last night for the MaPaw newsletter. I will forever cherish this photo..

Thank you to MaPaw for letting us adopt our pretty girl and to all the SMS members for your love and support . We gave her the best life we could and we will NEVER forget her. She taught us how to love the husky breed and we will never forget that. She will live on in all our hearts.

69 woo woos:

Maddox said...

Can't stop the tears--the picture is just beautiful. Is the little bi-ped okay? This has to be terribly hard for her, too.

What a precious thing Kelsey Ann has given you--

Gosh I hope no one looks in the cube right now. She was such a character--what a love!!!!

Am SO glad you got that picture, to remember her by--she is smiling--SHE KNOWS SHE WAS LOVED!

I just can't stop crying, dammit--


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Good bye Kelsey Ann. We will miss you.

Steve and Kat

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

Godspeed Kelsey Ann. Wear your silver harness with pride and run free of pain. What a special family photo!
Sitka, Tia, Cornelia Marie, and Mom

Maverick the Pirate said...

Sorry We will miss Kelsey Ann
Lisa and Maverick

Thor said...

We are so sorry for your loss. She wears her silver harness with pride as she runs the paths north of the Bridge, and watches over you and yours. We will miss you, Kelsey Ann.

Soft woos,
the Wild Hunt Pack: Thor, LeeLee, Smoky, and Bandit

Tracey and Huffle said...

Mum's eyes have the leaky stuff coming out of them. I am purring quietly for Kelsey Ann and know that she is now free of pain across the Rainbow Bridge.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Team Husky said...

We'll always remember you Kelsey Ann, you are such a sweet sweet girl. We look forward to playing with woo one day when our time on earth is over and we all take comfort knowing woo are there watching over us.

We are so happy ur bipeds managed to get a photo of all of woo together, this will make the next MaPaw newsletter so very special and your family will always treasure it.

We've got four candles lit for woo, one from each of us.

Sad Woo Woos
Prince, Summer, Suki and our Mom Aleeya

Lacy said...

omd, sad sad woof's here, i didnt think this days cood git any worse, but it did...i am soooo sooo sorry...cant type anymore, cant c the love to u all...

a very very sad,
bear angel lacylulu
and mama, claudette..

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Just when my mom had stopped leaking -

Now she's doing it again -

She told about KA when she khame in from work bekhause she had just gotten your message and asked me to help with the tears -

She said she'll always remember hugging KA -

Miss Fluffy Tail is available anytime woo would like me to khome visit -

Khyra and Her Leaking Mom

Frankie, Maddie & Domino said...

This is such a sad day. We all feel Kelsey Ann's loss right with you, and know how much you loved her. Run free beautiful girl.
We will light a candle for you this
evening in our home.

Very low woo woo's

Diane, Frankie, Maddie and Domino

Peanut said...

Run free sweet Kelsey Ann. We will miss you

One of the pack said...

How wonderful that you have one final photo of the family.

Kelsey Ann was obviously a very special dog. She had some grand adventures with you, and left behind a wonderful husky legacy.

With many tears and prayers!

All of our Love,

The Forget Sit and Stay Gang

Holly said...

With tears running down my face, it is with great sadness that my heart goes out to you all for the loss of Kelsey Ann. She was beautiful, and wonderful, and she was greatly loved.

She will be running free at the Bridge, waiting to be reunited with you all again some day. Until that time, she will be watching over you all.

((((((((((Huge Malagal Hugs))))))))


Marley said...

Oh Kelsey Ann, we will miss you terribly. To the rest of the pack, we are so, so sorry. Such a tremendous loss.

The Rasta Crew

The Brat Pack said...

We are so, so sad to hear this news. Run free, sweet girl. We know you're healthy and happy wearing your silver harness. Give Thrawn a kiss for us.

We're so happy you have that family picture.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Maryann & The Brats

D'Azul Siberian said...

We are so sad about Kelsey Ann. She had a great life with you and will be waiting patiently over the bridge with many other great ones.

D'Azul Siberians

nl1990 said...

Godspeed and run free KA, and hugs to the rest of the family.


Lorenza said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. We are praying for her and for you all.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza and mom

Tatum Tot said...

Bye Kelsey Ann you will be missed and I'm sorry you had to go.. :(

Randi Lyn A. said...

Awwww woooo, we are so sorry to hear about Kelsey Ann. We were so worried when we read about her symptoms, it was almost identical to what happened to our Sheena in March. Mom is so sad about KA.... she knows how hard it is to lose a great friend.

KA - hope you can meet up with our Sheena-Roo and her brother Rex-topher and have a great time making trouble north of the Rainbow Bridge in your silver harnesses! You'd like them!

Arooooooo.... Kayla and Maebe and Randi Lyn

Bumpass Hounds said...

Kelsey Ann is a beautiful angel. She is loved.
The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this – the last battle – can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me ‘til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its’ last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears. - Anonymous

River said...

We are so so sorry to hear that she is gone. We are sending hugs to you and prayers. We know she is in the silver harness running free.

love from
River & his mom

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We are so sorry to hear about Kelsey Ann. She will always live on in your hearts and memories. You did what you could to ease her journey and what was best for her.

Eva and Brice

Asta said...

I am so vewy sowwy..this has been a howwible day..I love Kelsey Ann and know I will meet wif hew someday ovew the the meantime wun like the wind wif youw fwiends in heaven sweet fwiend.
my love and thanks that you gave hew such a bootiful life full of love
sad smoochie kisses

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

We're so so sorry to hear about Kelsey Ann. The love among you sounds wonderful--how happy her life must have been.

Jackson, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau

Southbay Girl said...

We're so sorry to hear of your loss! Rest in Peace Kelsey Ann.

Velcro and mom

happy said...

Sad to hear this. Run free, Kelsey Ann. Our thoughts are with you.

Huskee Boy said...

So sorry to hear about the sad news. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.. You did the best you could for her and someday you will be reunited with her.
Run free Kelsey Ann..

Pippa said...

My sweet girlfriend. I loved you lots. I didn't care that you were older and a bit poorly. And you left me a comment just yesterday too so I thought you were fine. I will so miss you.

We are sending lots of sympathy vibes to your pack. They gave you a lovely life and you gave them all your love in return.

A very sad Pippa, Katherine and Adrian

The Thundering Herd said...

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Kelsey Ann.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

We were on Rocky, Bear and Angel Lacylulu's blog and saw the link to your story. Even though we did not know Kelsey Ann we are so sorry for your loss. There is just too much sadness in one day.
That is a great picture!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We are sooooo very sorry! We know there are no words to say that will take away your pain, but we want you to know that we are thinking about all of you. Run free at the bridge sweet Kelsey Ann, and play with all our buddies that are there to greet you!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Ferndoggle said...

We're so sorry to hear about Kelsey Ann. She had such a wonderful life and that family photo is just priceless.

Cyber hugs to you and your family.

Jen & Scott

The Army of Four said...

Our hearts and our prayers are with you. Thank you for giving Kelsey Ann her forever home, thank you for loving her, thank you for sharing her adventures with us. Her spirit will ALWAYS be a part of the wonderful Kapp Pack.
God bless you all and comfort you.
The Ao4 and our bipeds

Sophie Brador said...

So long Kelsey Ann. How wonderful it must have been to live in a house of Huskies and great people and so much love. I have no doubt that her life as a Kapp Packer was happy. Smoochies and hugs to all of you.

SB and Sherry

Mango said...

One of the hardest things about owning a dog is knowing when you have to let go. Its always a tough decision.

Hope you guys are doing OK.

Mango Momma

The Husky in the Window said...

We will miss our Queen, but know that she is waiting at the rainbow! Hugs and kisses to all of you. You'all shared lots of love and she will always be watching over.
Husky Hugs, Gerri, MayaMarie,
Bella and Missy

Simcha said...

Kelsey Ann,
You have left a huge pawprint on our hearts.

We are happy that you are whole once again yet we are so sad for your family.

I hear red sibes rule in heaven too.

G-dspeed pretty girl


Jake of Florida said...

How sad that beautiful Kelsey Ann is no longer with us here on earth. But we see her now running free over the Rainbow Bridge and that is a consoling thought.

Kapp Pack we're sending you tons of wirey love to help with your loss and gried.

Jake and Just Harry, the Barkalot Boyz

Simba said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Kelsey Ann will be missed and loved forever.

Simba x

Dakota said...

Such sad news. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Joni and Dakota

Dozer and Coop said...

Dear Kapp Pack,

We send our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. It is never easy. The good news is that Kelsey had your love in her life and you had hers.

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Two Wild and Crazy Guyz said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Kelsey Ann was a beautiful pup! We are sure things are brighter on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge since she arrived!
Ozzie & Rocky

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry. She was a pretty girl. Sending you purrs and soft woofs.

Riley, Tiki, & Kesey

The OP Pack said...

What a testament to woo, KA!!! Look at all these wonderful comments and all the special blogs dedicated to your memory. We are so sad here for your family but very happy to know that you are running free and happy with all your friends across the Rainbow Bridge.

Wear your silver harness proudly!!!

Hugs, the OP Pack

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so very sorry to hear about Kelsey Ann. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all!

Love ya lots,
Maggie, Mitch and Sue

Moco said...

We came over from Rocky's blog and want to express our deepest sorrow for your loss.

Amber-Mae said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Kelsey Ann's passing. May she Rest In Peace & May God Bless you all.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Deetz said...

I come by way of Angel Lacylulu's blog and Hudson....MY heart is heavy for your family. I wish I had the change to meet her before she passed over to the bridge. She is beautiful!!! You are the kindest humans to have thought of her instead of your own needs. MY mum and I hold our hands and paws over our hearts for they ache for the pain you are going through now.


Maya and Kena said...

We came over from several blogs to let you know that we are so sorry to hear about Kelsey Ann.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
The picture is beautiful, may you furever cherish it.
Lots of licks,
Maya and Kena

Shmoo said...

Good bye my friend

(old guy-guy Nova and Nikki will meet you over there)

Marvin said...

oh even though it is five long months since we left the blog world, the dog blog world, we still keep our paw on the pulse.

We called into Pippa's blog today to catch up with the news and we were so saddened by this terrible news.

Kelsey Ann was one of our favourites when we were blogging, and we have shed a few tears tonight to find out what has happened.

So, so sorry.

But, she is over The Rainbow Bridge, and the sun is on her back and love is in her heart.

We will all meet over there one day, take comfort from that, free from pain, distress and sickness.

The sun will shine again, Kelsey Ann will shine too.

Such sad news, please accept our condolences.

Marvin and Jeannie from the UK.

The Girl said...

Farewell and peace, Kelsey Ann. I have only just started reading your blog, but my heart hurts today for the entire Kapp Pack. It is a tribute to Kelsey Ann that so many have left such heartfelt messages. She obviously touched so many, some old friends and some new folk like me. Rest easy, dear girl.

Lindsay and Dannan

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...

WOO WOO Friends

We are so so sad to hear about Kelsey Ann's passing to the Rainbow Bridge. We wish we could be there to hug the entire family. We love the last picture, you will be so happy to have this picture and we know that all of the wonderful memories of Kelsey will comfort your hearts - even now as your heart is breaking.
Just know that she is running and playing with no pain or suffering with so many of our wonderful Fur-kids that wait for us.

Thor and Marco Polo, Mama, MrSippi, Carolina and MOM

Isis said...

Hi, i just heard the news over from the furkids blog... and i wanted to come and say how sorry i am about Kelsey.... although i didn't read your bloggy before, that doesn't matter.

You need to know right now that we're all here for you! Be strong, and hug the rest of your furbabies all the time. Know that she is at the other end of your rainbow, waiting for you!

much love,

Kathryn and Ari said...

I am so very, very sorry. It is so hard to lose a family member, regardless of whether they have four legs or two. My thoughts are with you. Thank you for sharing so much of Kelsey Ann's life through the blog, and for leaving us with the incredibly moving picture of the family together one last time.

All my very best wishes,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear about Kelsey Ann. You thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.. Remember all dogs go to heaven..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Your neighbors ... said...

I am so sorry. We put our 15 year old dachshund to sleep because she got dementia also. She continually paced and licked the floor and only stopped when she was asleep or ... got stuck in corners or under furniture. It is very sad but you did the right thing. I heard your news from Meeshka. signed, Copper ... a long haired dachshund in Georgia

FurX4 said...

Mamma can't quit crying. She just loves her sibes so much she cannot imagine what your house must feel like now...
RoJo and I [shinzou] are typing for her...
May we meet someday across the bridge where meadows are endless and we can never haroo too loud!
RoJo & Shinzou

Momo and Pinot said...

Kelsey Ann's family.

We're very sorry about your loss. You don't know us but we read about Kelsey Ann on Rocky, Bear, Angel LacyLulu's blog. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Momo & Pinot

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

So sorry we just found your blog and want to add our sympathy. What a wonderful family photo. Mournful hounddog howls coming your way ...

Daisy Dog said...

We are very sorry to hear about this loss. We know that she is running at the rainbow bridge. Much love to all of you, Daisy Roscoe & old Sprocket


Hi dear friends,

We found out just now that Kelsey Ann has gone to the bridge. We will miss her a lot. She was so pretty. The Mommy said that she bets her Samantha welcomed Kelsey Ann to the bridge and gathered up all the DWB doggies that we lost to soon and they are all happy and running around talking & laughing about all of us still down here. What a group they must be, so you see Kelsey Ann is in good hands. Samantha was 14 1/2 when she died, so she I am sure is running the show up there with Kelsey Ann at her side.

Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Love and God bless you all...Mona

Kodak the Eskie said...

Oh Kapp Pack, I am so sorry to hear the news that Kelsey Ann has passed away. I know the pain of losing a furbaby as I lost my Clive in January. She will leave a hole that will never be filled. You gave her a wonderful life and she loved you so much. Think of the good times and all the love she brought. My mommy has tears for you & Kelsey Ann.

Extra Hugs, Kodak and Kathy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we're so sorry about Kelsey Ann. It's never easy to let one go. They are each so precious.

JFF & Jan

Joe Stains said...

We are so so sorry for your loss :(

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Hi-Woo Friends,

This is so woo-fully sad! We are so-so sorry! Mommy has salty water running down frum her eyes as she is reading about yur bewootiful, Kelsey Ann! HBB's mommy pee-mailed her to let her know. Run strong & pain-free, KA - & we will will never furget woo for opening yur paws in welcome as one of our first blogging friends.

Cosmos, Juneau, & Mommy-Marlene

Pat said...

Dearest Kapp Pack,
We are sooo very sorry to hear about KA. We haven't been on the computer much this week & just saw the post. KA will live in our hearts forever. Run free, beautiful girl, on four good legs, with clear eyes and a sharp mind. Look in on your pack, let them know you're ok.

Woooos and hugs from our pack,
Star, Jack, & our humans Pat & JoJoe.

Sapphireblue said...

I'm so sorry about your pretty girl. She knew how much she was loved.