Saturday, July 24, 2010

Good-night Sweet Girl - Remembering Dottie

 Dottie Edwards

(Dozer's Mum here) Dear Dottie Dog went downhill last night and I took her into the vet this morning and had her put down. I was up most of the night with the dear old girl and the vet thinks that her symptoms indicated a brain tumor and heart failure (which we already knew). Whatever it was, Dottie was in distress and I am not one to let an animal suffer. They do such a lovely job at the vet's office. They gave Dots a sedative which equated to two stiff Scotch and waters and she was in a very happy place based on the fact that her tongue took on a life of its own. And then she was gone after the final shot. She had her favorite vet and tech and honestly it was such a gentle passing, one could not have asked for a better exit. I am having her cremated and then will give the ashes to her previous owner's son who will have them scattered on Betty's plot so they are together again.

Dozer amd Cooper noted that Dots did not come home with me and for the first time, both of them got on my lap for a cuddle (that only lasted a few minutes and probably will not be repeated again in this lifetime!)

Dottie Edwards - took down garbage cans, ate one of the kitchen chairs, loved apples off the ground, moaned and rolled on her back when she was feeling frisky, loved to have her ears scritched and never forgot she was an AKC Champion show dog.  How lucky we were to have her in our life for two and a half years. Now we return her to Betty so she can sit by Betty's feet and have treats fed to her and talk to her old friend about this and that. Thanks for visiting us Dots, we will always love you!

(Thank you to Emily at Dreameyce Pet Photography for these beautiful pictures of Miss Dottie - Emily caught the essential Dots so we will have such lovely images to remember our old girl! Click here to visit Dreameyce's website)


Martha and Bailey said...

So sad to read your news about Dottie.
You did as much for her at the end as you did in her life.
There is nothing else. I am crying this end as I know how painful it was for you. Such a beautiful tribute to your beautiful girl. Sending you all our thoughts today.

Run free sweet Dottie, free from pain and forever young.

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

So very sorry for your loss. That is a beautiful tribute . Rest in peace, Dottie

A MilShelb Mom said...

So sorry for your loss. She was beautiful and so are the words you wrote about her.

Pearl said...

I am so sad to hear of Dottie's passing, yet relieved that her discomfort was short. You gave her such sweet years. Sending hugs and comfort your way.
Run free, sweet Dottie.

Kelly said...

I am so sorry about Dottie :( She seemed to have a great fulfilling life though and had a great mom and doggie siblings to keep her company!

H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

ocmist said...

We will all miss our friend, but we know that you will miss her so much more for she has shared a part of your heart. Our hearts grow when we love and you have shown so much love to this little girl that your heart is bigger even if she has taken a part of it with her. You will have another treasure in heaven to look forward to seeing... Your friend and the loving dog you took such good care of for her. Thank you for having such a loving heart. The CCC

Anonymous said...

Good bye Dottie:(

What a perfect post. You described Dottie as the dog she was... good for you and thank you! Rest in peace Dottie.

The Mama Monster said...

You are painfree and happy now Dottie Girl! Rest in peace with Betty!

~Lola Bugs

the booker man said...

miss dozer's mum,
you have written a beautimous tribute to the beautimous miss dottie. i am so sorry that she had to leave, but i am glad that she's not hurtin' any more. run free at the bridge, miss dottie!

*gooey nose kisses*
the booker man

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

This is so sad, but you gave her the final act of love.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh my.....seeing this post and looking at the photos of your wonderful girl was so sad, and such a tribute to a lovely old dame. Our corgi kids are 10 1/2 and 8 1/2. What a loving tribute.
We're so sad for you. First Cat losing her wonderful Bridget, and now, you've lost Dottie.
A rough week in corgi kingdom.

Lois said...

Too much traffic on the bridge, but doggie heaven got 2 classy and much loved ladies this week, Bridget, now Dottie...we love them so, but a wonderful tribute. Thinking of you think of her...

Bri said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Dottie. You did such a wonderful thing for Dottie & for her previous mom. I will keep you both in my thoughts.

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute post for a wonderful dog.

Hugs and Snuggles!
Beth, Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

River said...

She was a beautiful, sweet girl and we really enjoyed reading about her and seeing all her lovely pictures. We are so sorry to hear that she had to leave you. We know how it really hurts and send many hugs and love to you all.

love & wags,
River & mom & crew

Samantha said...

Dottie: RIP - am so sorry for your loss...
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Oz and Avalon

Melissa and Emmitt said...

dear nancy
oh i am so sorry for your loss.
miss dottie was a very special girl.
what a beautiful family and life you gave her for her last 2.5 years.

she touched the heart everyone she met because of your love for her which carried her to today with such a beautiful goodbye.

i am sending all of my love!


Anonymous said...

Oh how sad! We are sending you all our deepest sympathy and purrs because I know first hand how difficult it is to make decisions like that. I have to say I cried for Dottie when I read your touching tribute to her. She will never be forgotten.

Mango said...

Run free, little Dottie. You are in a peaceful place now. The rest of us will have to try and make due without you.

Don't worry, I will keep a virtual eye on your pesky brothers and encourage them to continue with snuggle time to help your mom feel better. It will take time for her.


The Thundering Herd said...

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Run free Dottie.

Sam and Pippen said...

So sorry for your loss.

Sam and Pippen


Mango just told us about Dottie! Oh she looked fun. I wished I came by sooner but I know she's knocking over garbage cans at the bridge. What a special lady.

Niamh said...

So sorry about losing Dottie.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

AFSS said...

Mango told us about Dottie, we wishes we had meet her sooner. She sounds like such fun. We know you enjoyed the time you had with her.

Peppy Sheppys said...

Good night, Dottie. We know you gave and had some wonderful times with Dozer and Coop. Roach on!

We are thinking of you.

Sheps w/Pep and Otis

Painter Pack said...

We are very sorry for your loss. Run free sweet Dottie girl. You will be missed, but we will see you again someday.

Painter Pack

Priscilla said...

We were brought her by Mango and Dexter. We're so sorry to hear about your Doggie girl. We lost 2 dogs this year and the pain will always stay with us.

Remember all the good times you've had together. Dottie is running free in the rainbow bridge now.

Heather and Ellie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! Rest in peace, Dottie. She looks like she was a beautiful girl with a lot of character and spirit.

Molly's Mom said...

I am so sorry for your loss and how lovely of you to let her go to her previous owner. She looked a beautiful girl.
Run Free little Dottie

Molly Momma

Ms. ~K said...

RIP, Sweet Dottie!
Big hug for Mom,

Lola said...

Mango told us about your loss and we wanted to come here and offer condolences. It looks as if Dottie had a good life and I guess that's all any of us can ask for. It's those that we leave behind who have to cope with the feelings of loss.

lotsa licks, Lola

That corgi :) said...

came over here from Corgi County (Linda's) blog; I'm so sorry about the loss of Dottie; what a wonderful dog she seemed to be; I know you will miss her so very much


Maggie Mae said...

My furiend Mango just told me abouts Dottie. My mom and me is very sorry for your loss.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Anonymous said...

Our furiend Mango told us about Dottie crossing the Rainbow Bridge. My Mom and I are so very sorry for your loss. Your words about Dottie were really beautiful.

We are so sorry, Tessa and her Mom Blu

Sue said...

Mango sent us over. We are sorry to hear about Dottie. When we go out tonight in the moonlight, we'll look up at the stars and think about Dottie.
Morgan, Tsar and The Porties

Kari in WeHo said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Don't forget, we are now located at

Two Pitties in the City said...

We are so saddened to hear about Dottie. She seems like quite the character, and you can tell she was very well loved.

Amber and Nala said...

We heard about your sweet Dottie from Mango and wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. We are sending good thoughts your way and hoping your heart heals soon.

Amber & Nala

Those Elgin Pugs said...

We are sorry about you loss~

We found you through Mango and like Mango.. we care too~
~Our thoughts and prayers are with you~

Izzy, Josie, and Anakin Man

Asta said...

West now sweet Dottie
You gave youw all and you wewe so loved. I'm sowwy fow youw family's loss. I know someday , you'll all see each othew again..wunning wif young legs and tail wagging and full of mischief
smoochie kisses

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so very sorry to hear about sweet Dottie. Mango and Dexter told us how special a girl she was. It is always sad to lose a beloved pet. Our thoughts and good wishes go out to all of your family.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Samantha said...

Rest In Peace, dear sweet Dottie.
Big Hugs xoxoox
Sammie, Avalon and Oz

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Dottie may you rest in peace!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Lolly Pop

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Mommy went to St. Charles High School

She's lived in this area her whole life

Mommy has friends that went to Elgin Academy~

Wow!! Small world~

Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man

rottrover said...

a beautiful tribute for a beautiful girl. so sorry for your loss. -the rotts

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just came from Mango's blog. We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Dottie. We hurt for you.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Puglette said...

i am so sorry to hear about dottie's passing. she was one of my very favorite blog dogs. i loved to hear of her adventures, even if it was destructive. her spunk and personality was evident in her photos. it is a lovely way to say good bye to dottie by returning her to betty. run free little dottie, and please keep an eye out for our daughter's puppy, einstein, who passed too soon.

dewdana said...

Goodnight sweet dott! I know you will be missed but glad you will be with your old friend. I am glad your family took such good care of you all the way up to the end.
Run free sweet girl!
Moose + Momma

Anonymous said...

Hello...I came over from Mango's to tell you how very sorry my mom and me were to hear abouts your darling Miss Dottie. It sounds like she had a truly Most Wonderful life and gave you some very much beautiful moments to hold forever.

Gentle wiggles & wags,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so sorry to read about Dot. It's nice you're going to let her ashes be scattered near her previous owner. She was a lucky girl to have you to take care of her until it was time to go. Purrs and tail wags.

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Dottie's passing...she was such a sweet girl, and I think she spent her days very happy with you and your family :) Run free, Dottie...


Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We are so sorry to hear the news about Dottie. She was a lucky girl, and will be sorely missed. We'll light a candle for her.

-Fiona, Abby and Family

Neeko said...

So sorry to learn about your sweet Angel... Never easy...
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.......

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them; who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
You are in our thoughts at this difficult time...
Neeko and Family

Aksharaa said...

Dearest Dozer and Coop,
we are really very very sorry for your loss. Dottie will definitely live
on in the hearts of all her friends.
That was a very beautiful tribute.
Mummy sends heaps of hugs for all of you there
wags n licks,
Buddy n Ginger

HoundDogMom said...

Mango sent us, we are so sorry for your loss. We didn't have a chance to know Dottie through blogging, but can sure tell she was loved by her human family. Our thoughts are with you at this time as we to know what it is like to loss a fur-baby. Our Tabby went to the Bridge on 6-1-10. Lots of Hound Drool, The Hounddogs

Nancy Medina said...

Nancy my heart is just broken for you. I am still catching up on everything in life and just saw that sweet Dottie has gone to the bridge. I am so sorry to hear this. She was beloved. Someday we will see our little angels again.
with many hugs and tears,
Nancy and the pugs in Flower Mound

dreameyce said...

Dottie was a very magical girl, and I'll never forget the important lesson she taught me, that show dogs are showdogs because they LOVE it. Dottie at her last show beamed with full-on pride, and passion. It was amazing. Can you imagine what a sight that girl would have been while workin' it in her prime!

Meeting Auntie Dottie, and the whole family there was wonderful. I'm also so thrilled I was able to make Dana's life happier, since she'd assumed Dottie had already gone. Dottie was a whole stack of blessings, crammed into a Cardigan form. Much too much light for this world to contain long enough.

Been thinking about ya'll a lot this week, and been sending good, healing thoughts.

Lindsey said...

I'm just reading this but so sorry, but also so good to hear that everything was peaceful. tears... love the photos too.