Dolce - My Sweet Girl

I met Dolce when I was 18 and had just moved out of my parent's house.  I was walking to get coffee and saw her picture on a poster and fell in love.  Well, I never made it into the coffee shop that day.  Instead, I went and picked her up from a local rescue group.  She was amazing.  I have never known how wonderful a dog can be but I learned.  I was closer to her than anything in the world.  She had the most beautiful eyes.  They were dark brown and filled with soul.  We have been through a lot together.  She was with me through countless relationships, my college graduation, and even my acceptance into law school.  In late Feb. she started to cough and I took her to the vet.  Turns out she had spleen and lung cancer which, due to the location, was inoperable.  The doctor gave my little girl 2 days but she was a fighter and so am I so we fought.  A raw diet and some Prednisone later, Dolce was doing better.  She went to Michigan and visite her grandparents and took a trip to New York and chased birds in SoHo.  Last Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 4:30am, my girl took her last breath at home surrounded by her family.  I miss her so much.  I wish I could hold her one last time but she is gone.  I hope, at the end of my life, I will be able to hold her once again.


4/17/09 - Last night we finally gathered up her pills and her hearguard and frontline and bagged them up along with her baby food (all she would eat at the end) and her blankets.  We are giving them to a local rescue group this weekend.  I also put her kennel in the basement.  Hopefully I will find another dog to share life with one day that will use her kennel.  I feel like Dolce would want to help other dogs.  She was such a kind soul - you could see it in her eyes.  I cried when I bagged up her pills.  I spent so long taking care of her, feeding her special food, 1 pill in the morning at night - that letting go is so hard.  I miss her so much.

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3 Responses Apr 13, 2009

Thanks for sharing your story about your Dolce with us. It made me bawl my head off 'cause I know how you feel! I've had dogs my whole life and words cannot express how much I love them all. I really feel for you and wish I could give ya a big hug! I know you're hurting right now, but when this happens I always try my best to focus on how lucky we are to have these special, loving creatures in our lives, on how blessed our dogs were to have such awesome lives, unlike so many dogs who never get that love or good home. Bless you and thank you for all you did for Dolce. If there is a heaven then she is definitely there waiting to see you again some day.

Sorry for your loss. Perhaps you can find some comfort here:<br />
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I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Simon Jan 12th, 2008 exactly 1 week after his 18th birthday.