Good bye~ sweetie..our cutest dog ever..Coco.
We recently lost our beloved dog, Coco, because of an illness she had since 2008. She was only 11 and it all happened just too soon but we are thankful to have spent many wonderful years together.
There’s so much more to write but I’m having an extra hard time writing today so I will include my daughter’s FB post instead –
Thanks to everyone who made this dog’s life a happy one. She waited until my dad got home from work and my mom was no longer alone. I would like to think she waited until I was done with my essays, so I could grieve freely. She was a good dog ’til the end: 30 minutes before she died, she refused to pee inside the house and stood herself up to be carried outside. When I was a child, she was an only child’s playmate, the little sister I never had. When I was a struggling teenager, often reduced to sitting on the floor, crying, she would immediately hear me, appear out of nowhere and lick away my tears. When I was a joyfully hard-working student preparing for college, she would keep me warm during late-night homework hours; she would fall peacefully asleep on my lap while I sat at the computer, typing away. Good girl and goodbye, Coco. I’ll see you when I see you.
Thank you Coco. Our life was so much richer and better because of you.You brought so much love and laughter to our family. What a special dog you are. You will always be in our hearts, forever.
** BTW, the illness she had was IBD which is an incurable disease that can only be managed. The cause of this disease is still not fully known so there are many theories out there. One thing for sure, food and stress plays a big role. If you have a dog with continued gas pain, diarrhea and weight loss – be sure to ask your vet to check for this disease because it very often goes undiagnosed. Anyway, if you have a dog (or a cat) give them an extra hug for me today. :)