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Lly Has Crossed The Rainbow Bridge

Discussion in 'Hound' started by pollyanna, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. pollyanna

    pollyanna New Member Registered

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    In November of 2006, on a cold winters night, I collected Lily from the Whippet rescue. She was so painfully thin, as her previous owner had died and his wife (of 2 weeks) didn't like dogs and tried to starve her. Fortunately a good housekeeper managed to persuade her to hand Lily to whippet rescue. She was described as the whippet nearest to death JWR in this area ever handed over.

    As we are only allowed 2 dogs each where we live (and I have 2 whippets), my dear friend Bea, who lives next door, adopted her and from day one she thrived and put on weight. She also proved she had been once loved as she adopted Bea's bed from night one!! :clown:

    Bea became the love of her life, for cuddles and loving - and I was her slave . The one to be dotted on the knee when she wanted feeding, her bed remade,and her blankie over her, food, or to go outside (always at a crucial point in a TV programme) :angry:

    We both loved our dear old girl - aged 15 plus when she died- to bits and were completely under her tiny paws.

    She had to have a hysterectomy in January this year, for a pyometra, and we found out she had early kidney failure. This deteriorated over the last month and during the last week she stopped eating and drinking (we gave her fluids from a syringe) and went off her legs. We were going to let nature take its course, but over the weekend, she became distressed and had some obvious abdominal pain, so this morning we rang the vet, (we spoke to her at other stages as well in the last month) and she came at lunch time to set her free.Tonight we are so sad and Lily is once more running free with her old owner and whippety friends.

    Here are a couple of pictures of her soon after adoption. :wub:

    Run free baby.

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  2. meddling

    meddling 'Dibs' Registered

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    so sorry to hear about little Lily

    RIP little one
     
  3. FifeJillandIan

    FifeJillandIan New Member Registered

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    I'm sorry you and Bea have lost such a well loved friend :huggles:
     
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    littlenell New Member Registered

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    :( So sorry to read this. Lily ended her days happy and very much loved and this must be a huge comfort to you :huggles: RIP Lily :(
     
  5. jinnyfizz

    jinnyfizz Coataholic Registered

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    I am so, so sad to hear about Lily :(

    I have read your posts about her over the last year or so and I know what a very special little girl she has been for you :huggles:

    I hope you will be able to rehome and cherish another elderly whippet in Lily's memory :wub:

    Run Free, Lily. Special lady :wub: :wub:
     
  6. Strike Whippets

    Strike Whippets New Member Registered

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    I remember you both getting Lily ..... How lucky was she :huggles: ...... R.I.P Lily XX :huggles:
     
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    Sleep tight Lily

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    :( so sorry for your loss ,run free gorguse girl :huggles:
     
  9. Sarah86

    Sarah86 Active Member Registered

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    So sorry to hear this :( RIP Lily :huggles:
     
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    Trish 11 OF THE BEST Registered

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    run free sweet lily :huggles:
     
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    so sorry

    RIP Lily :huggles:
     
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    alfie New Member Registered

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    I remember when you got Lily- what a lucky girl she was to find such a loving home to end her days :wub:

    I hope she finds her beloved owner when she crosses over the bridge o:)

    Liz and the Monellis
     
  13. pollyanna

    pollyanna New Member Registered

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    We won't be getting another in the forseeable future, as Twiggy, my 14 year old, is deaf, very senile and has an assortment of ailments. We need to see her through before even thinking about another old love.

    Also Bea now has 2 artificial hips and my MS has relapsed leaving it much harder for me to do so much, so we are just taking a day at a time just now. But if an oldie came up after Twiggy, then maybe...... :- "
     
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    So sorry to hear this sad news :(

    RIP Lily :huggles:
     
  15. run free little one :wub:

    what a wonderful strory of a whippys life that could of ended so different and so much sooner without the whippet rescue :huggles: and the people who took her in :thumbsup:
     
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    Ann Glews New Member Registered

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    Run free little Lily, lucky lady to find a second chance to end her days in luxury and love :wub: :wub:

    You and Bea are special, my thoughts are with you.
     
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    What a touching story :b Im so sorry for your loss :(

    Rest in peace Lily, run free :huggles:

    Emma xxx
     
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    RIP beautiful girl. :(
     
  19. Rae

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    I'm so sorry to hear that Lilly has left you :(

    Thank goodness she spent the last 2 years of her life being totally spoiled and doted on by her 2 Mums :huggles:

    Thinking of you
     
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    RIP Lily :huggles:

    I am so sorry for your sad loss :huggles: You must take comfort in the lovely home you gave her
     

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