My beautiful puppy ...

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge - Dog Memorials' started by Saje, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    ... is gone.

    I got Sakari a year ago in February from Kikino where her and her sister were going to be shot. She was about three months old and when I went to get her she and her sis were running loose on unfenced property. When I finally caught her I picked her up and she spun around and licked my face. I knew immediately that would be the sibling that I took home. We took them both of course and rehomed her sister.

    I knew that her and Nanook were going to be good friends and wanted to give her a name that went hand in hand with Nanook's. We ended up naming her Sakari which means "sweet" in Inuktituk. Nanook's name means cute or kind.

    And they were good friends. Nanook took Sakari under her wing the moment she saw her. Nanook has the energy of a puppy and Sakari was finally a good play date. They were always together. Sakari would try to drag Nanook around the house by her scruff and Nanook never got tired of it. Never scolded her.

    Sakari grew quickly and ended up being almost the exact same height, weight and build as Nanook. She also loved her big brother Maverick and would often go belly up for a grooming or lick his mouth. She loved to run under his belly while he was standing and even fully grown she still could do it with some effort.

    She was a good girl. Very loving and attentive. She was cheeky and her bad quirks were that she was a great escape artist. I thought about changing her name to houdini. I've seen her clear fences that were almost 7 ft high without even touching the top.

    As she grew into an adult she started to show just what a good girl she was.

    She gave me some great memories and one of my favourites are of her and Nanook playing at the lake less than two months ago. I was almost nine months pregnant and went to read my book in the car while they played. they chased each other up and down the lakeshore but never got out of ear shot and would always come stick their nose in the window to see how I was doing.

    Around the same time I took her to a different beach. She loved exploring the beach and after we went for a walk up a trail. I was too large to move very quickly and she compensated for my lack of speed even though she was very excited by the new terrain. There was a staircase to start the trail and on the way back she wanted to run down taking the steps three at a time. I couldn't keep up and told her to wait for mommy. And she did. She would take one step, stop and look at me, another step and then she'd wait. She was so sweet.

    My favourite thing that Sakari did was when I'd invite her in bed. All my other dogs would curl up and fart in my face or just not lay how I wanted. She'd hop up and slide right up my body so her head was nestled under my chin and her spine was pressed up against my body. I'd give her belly rubs and she would give me the biggest smile.

    I loved that little girl and hated to give up on her when she got sick. It breaks my heart that I couldn't help her and leading her to her death is probably one of the worst things I've done. Emotionally. My head knows it was the right thing to do.

    But I get a lot of comfort from how she died. My vet and his wife did more than I ever expected. After spending a week with her at their clinic they loved her too. Everyone did. They thought she was a wonderful girl and before they put her down the vet said "You are such a good girl Sakari. I don't know why these things have to happen to such a good girl like you." And the vet's wife started to cry and I was crying the whole time and they put the needle in her leg and his wife said "God bless" and the vet said "God bless. You're a good girl Sakari." And we all held her while she passed.

    And getting that kind of respect from them made the whole situation so much easier.

    There isn't much more to say then that.

    You were a good girl Sakari and I loved you.

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  2. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Im sooooo sorry :( I know this was for the best though...

    Even though I know your not supposed to have favorites,but Sakari is one of them....Chloe and I will miss her pretend cousin ;)

    R.I.P dear little Sakari
     
  3. blue

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    Im sorry it was her time, too soon. RIP Sakari.
     
  4. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I am so so sorry :( RIP, Sakari.
     
  5. dr2little

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    I wish that I could put my arms around you right now Saje. I'm so sad for you but you did the right thing, the only thing that you could.

    Your Vet and his wife sound like wonderful people. I'm glad that they were there to see that she passed gently and with so much love.

    RIP sweet angel Sakari...run free.
     
  6. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    They are wonderful people. I was trying to think of what I could do for them to thank them. Flowers don't last, cards are nice but everyone does that.

    Well I'm going to put an ad in the memorial section of our paper and thank them for all the care they gave Sakari. Plus a pic of my pup. They put a dog in there before so I know they'll do it for me.
     
  7. dr2little

    dr2little Moderator

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    That's a wonderful idea Saje. I'm sure that will mean a lot to your very special Vet and his wife. They'll treasure that I'm sure.
     
  8. Ohh Shara... I don't know what to say.

    She was a good pup, and you were the best mommy. I am so sorry. Rest in Peace, Sweet Sakari!
     
  9. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I'm so sorry Saje. RIP sweet girl.... you were taken too soon.
     
  10. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    You know how I feel, Sis . . . . I hope Purdue is the first one she meets across the Bridge. He'll love her.
     
  11. Sush

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    hope to meet you one day Sakari :) Wow, just experience my first chaz death...how did the other dogs take it?
     
  12. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    I'm going to wait until steve gets home to show them. I can't handle them and the baby.
     
  13. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    A couple more pics finally loaded:

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  14. Doberluv

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    A-w-w-w Saje. I can't express in words how very sorry I am. You did all you could and you did the best thing for her. I wish I could be there for you and hug you. That little girl was a special gift to you. And I think your vets sound like such empathetic and kind people. And what you're doing is so nice. RIP Sakari.
     
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    RIP little sweet Sakari. God bless you Shara.
     
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    I am so sorry.:(
     
  17. Aussie Red

    Aussie Red Rebel With Cause

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    Sage my heart is breaking for you right now. I know that this sweet little girl is running free and happy now and thanks you for giving her the love you did and doing all you could for her. Sage as bad as you are hurting now later on know that without you she would have never known the love and kindness of the human being. You gave her a lot in her short time and I know that she in turn gave you so much. I am so saddened by this but yet on the other hand glad that baby came to you and found love, warmth, and happiness. Hugs to you .
     
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    RIP dear Sakari :( I pray all your chazhound packmates that have gone before are there to great you. I am so sorry SAje.
     
  19. ToscasMom

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    RIP Sakari. Your momma loved you very much.
     
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    I'm very sorry. I'm glad you were able to have her in your life even though it was such a very short time.
     

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