Monday, November 24, 2014
You'll Always Be The Queen Bee ~ Suzie RIP
Eventho in the back of my mind I knew something wasn't right. Saturday Morning we took her into the vet and they did some X-rays. The scans showed that she had fluid throughout her body...her stomach, by her heart, near or even in her lungs. They discovered a Heart Murmur that had gone unnoticed until then. There were shadows in a few areas on the X-rays in the stomach that they didn't confirm as cancer but had a hunch they were. Similar shadows were near the liver. With further tests they could determine if her liver was failing, if it was liver disease, or cancer in or near her liver. Even more apparent were the masses that showed up her Suzie's heart. There were several. The vet was confident those were cancerous tumors. She told us that in could be days or a week but the end result was the same. It wasn't a matter of 'if' but 'when' Suzie would collapse.
We adopted her a year after we adopted Sammy. At that time Sammy was over 10 years old and Suzie was around 2. Suzie's been a part of our family for about 12 years. She loved Sammy and Sammy loved her. We adopted Riley about 7 years ago. Sammy was very protective of me but tolerated Riley. Suzie was the buffer usually. I can't believe it's been about 6 years since we lost Sammy.
She's been gone since around 10am on Saturday. It's been hard for everyone. It's been quieter. The sofa and bed seem bigger. For the first time since we adopted her - I'm now the only "Bliss Girl" remaining in the family. The boys have taken over. I've told them not to gang up on me! It's been a rough year. We went from 7 Bliss Family Members down to 5 in less than a year. Dale and I are trying to give extra love to Riley, Paco, and Charlie. Paco's still having to go to vet appointments every couple of weeks for his ITP, including another one today at 2. Suzie is missed and always will be missed. She was an incredible WOMAN...and I do mean that with emphasis. She will always be the Queen Bee...no matter what. Rest in Peace my sweet Suzie. I'll continue to sing CCR's "Suzie Q" with wonderful memories of you, darling!
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I am so sorry! Sending hugs, it's such a sad and difficult time! She seemed like such a sweetie. Been a tough week here too, my mom suddenly lost her chihuahua at home early Friday morning due to complications from congestive heart failure and pneumonia. She is still in shock and sad, he was her companion for so many years.ReplyDelete
Sending good vibes to you! And again, so sorry!
Thanks Christine! So sorry to hear about your mom's chi...so sad! Let her know we are thinking of her!Delete
So sorry to hear your sad news. Suzie looks so sweet.... you have some wonderful pictures and memories, and the knowledge that you made one little soul's life so happy. Lots of love and hugs .ReplyDelete
Thanks for the sweet comments and thoughts! They mean a lot :)Delete
Sorry to hear that. Praying that you find peace and comfort. It's hard to lose our furbabies, they wrap themselves around our heart and it can be painful when they are gone.ReplyDelete
It sure is - thanks for the kind words, Opal! They mean a lot :)Delete
I'm so sorry Jennifer. We are both in the same boat because we had to say goodbye to our sweet Lab, Guinness last week. I still burst into tears everyday. A friend of mine shared this on Facebook this morning and of course, the tears started flowing, but it's also comforting.ReplyDelete
"Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big." E. Jong
May you find comfort in knowing how much joy you gave to your sweet Suzie.
Thanks Linda...and very sorry to hear about Guinness, too! HUGS! Thanks so much for the kind words and quote, too!Delete
Jennifer - I am so so sorry for your loss. It is so hard losing a member of the family. This is a beautiful post - I can see from this post (and the many others on your furbabies) how much you love her. It's great that she had such loving parents & siblings. *hugs*ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! It's been strange without her there! The others are missing her and so are we!Delete
aww sorry to hear about the loss of your fuzzy friend :(ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind words - it's been a rough time in our house as of late.Delete
oh no :-( So sorry to hear of your loss. It's always so hard to lose a fur-kid - they are truly part of the family.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the kind words! It sure has been weird around the house without her!Delete