I would just like to THANK EVERYONE for their support during this difficult time. Even though we knew every day since her diagnosis was a blessing with her, you are still never ready to part with them.
I was think the other evening about when Lori brought her home. She was covered in fleas & had that puppy mange from her mom. She was our first dog as "grown ups". As we needed advice with raising her, that when I found the Lab board community. Friendships & relationships grew & we started helping with some rescue work. If it wasn't for our rescue work, we wouldn't have Daisy & Mary Piglet today. If it wasn't for the caring hand of a police officer, not wanting to take that tiny pup to our animal control, we wouldn't have had Bella Mia for almost 5 years. Many labs have had a second chance at a real life, in part because of Mia. She was our "Big Girl", she was the one that started it all. She taught us much in her short time on earth.
Here she is with Lori, the night Mia came home.
Karen, Mom to the Lab Monkeys:
Daisy DoBug YL 7 yr old
Kiana YL 5/2006
Piglet 4/2006 Lab @ Heart
**Bella Mia 5 yo (RIP~2/07)**
*Molly Blu 2.5 yr old (RIP~7/06)*
LOLIN.ORG Saving one lab at a time.
Tears here. It is so hard saying goodbye.
These special dogs bring us so much in their short lives. I know the pain of parting is hard, but they leave with such wonderful memories and the chance to make new friends. Both two and four legged.
Thank you for sharing Mia with us. She was a special girl and will be remebered by many.
:'( Thanks for sharing Mia's story, Karen. What a special girl she is and always will be.
She has wings and is sleeping on a cloud. You gave her love in life and that is the best anyone can have for no matter how long. She is with you...look for subtle signs.
When I lost my Boomer to cancer, just a few months later, a dog came up on the deck. A tag but no address ( >). He sat there for the longest time, not going anywhere. He let me pet him and I gave him a few treats before he left. It was a Shepherd (Boomie was a Lab) but my sister seems to think that maybe it was Boomie's way of coming to see me. I think she was right, it brought me some peace.
<br />Always in my heart sweet bubby bear ~
Oh my I hate this part so much :'(- take care---
Tears here also...but thank goodness she had you.