Monday, June 8, 2009

We lost a member of our family today

I am so sad that our beautiful, yellow lab, Dixie passed away today.  She was 10 years old and will be deeply missed.  She was diagnosed with cancer last October and has struggled to walk and breathe ever since.  Her existence since her diagnoses has been to sleep the days away.  She was an extremely loyal, sweet girl who walked by my side around the neighborhood without a leash.  She lived to please and had a wonderful life after we took her in on April 21, 2005.

She was a pure bred lab used only for breeding.  The owners decided to dispose of her in 2005 when her litters got so small they could no longer make money.  She had problems then and we knew it but took her in anyway and gave her the best possible life possible.

I have no idea how to tell Amanda when she gets back from camp tomorrow.  She will be crushed for sure.

R.I.P Dixie Chick Burke  5/20/1999 to 6/8/2009  We will miss you.  

1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness...I am so sad to hear this....Bless you and your family for taking her in and making her life so happy!!!