Dear Dr. Annie and Dr. Julie, I am so thankful for the wonderful service you provided for my Annie B. Dr. Julie was so kind and empathic to my family, myself and especially to my Annie who was one of the great loves of my life. I have never been through this before and I am so glad that I chose to have Annie transition peacefully in the comfort of our home. Once Dr. Julie arrived she calmed my nerves and explained the process and put my mind at ease. She let me know that we did not need to rush, that everything could be done on my time schedule. She explained the process and was so respectful of mine and Annie’s feelings. Once Annie had crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge my sister and niece helped Dr. Julie out to the vehicle with Annie and they both told me how much care Dr. Julie took with Annie.
Annie B. was an almost white lab that I brought home when she was 8 weeks old. It was just the two of us for the first few years. I remember when she was just a couple of years old I was on a medical leave for my migraines and I ended up in bed for almost 6 months. Annie was on that bed, right by my side the whole time.
During Annie’s middle years she lived more of a dog’s life. We lived in a home with another dog for about 6 years. A male cockapoo named Harrod. They had so much fun together. They ran the house, up and down stairs, Annie swam in the pool, she slept on a dog bed next to Harrod, these were great middle years for her.
Annie’s last few years until she passed on 2/27/18 at the age of 11 ½ were just the two of us again. She was slowing down but we lived by the beach and had ducks on our property. She was in good health until her last couple of years. At the end she was very comfortable but on many meds. I had told her about 3 months before I made my final decision, that she needed to let me know when it was time. When there was no more joy! When life wasn’t working for her anymore! Annie looked into my eyes the beginning of Feb. and I knew we were getting close. I made the appt. that day for 2/27.
I am still so sad! I have her ashes, paw print and pictures right next to my bed. Not a day goes by where I do not talk to her. I am in the process of moving due to all the memories I have where I live. I miss my sweet girls head on the pillow next to me.
Good news! I have found a new place closer to my work and my sister who raises Corgi’s and Shepard’s is giving me one of her Corgi’s that just turned 5 and will no longer be breeding. Her name is Holly. I know Annie would approve!
Until we meet again my sweet girl!
San Juan Capistrano