PASSED – 2023

A Pet’s Peace

I have left you now, but please don’t be sad,
you gave me all the love you had.
You did so much for me in my time here
and I'll always hold those precious times near.
I know someday you, ll find love again
and into our life will come a new friend.
Your heart will heal, though you’ll never forget
memories like the first time we met.
Memories are wonderful, so keep them close
and remember all the good times the most.
Up in the Heaven for animals is where I’ll be
and someday in the future, each other we’ll see.
I am at peace now, so please don’t be sad
You gave me all the love you had.
By Tracy M. Johnson

We were contacted by The Humane Society of Central Texas in Waco about this little 11 lb. cutie in 2022. When Animal Control picked her up from the street, it was hard to tell that Winnie was actually a dog.  She was in horrible condition.  When she arrived from Waco, TX, we knew that she had a history of seizures and a host of other medical issues; she could only see shadows, she was almost totally deaf, and had severe dental decay and abscesses.  Our vets had to do extensive dental work.  She only had a few teeth left and thankfully the fistula that ran from the root of one tooth up into her nasal passage, caused by severe abscess healed well.  But she just kept on going – sometimes grumpy (she really did not like to be picked up and she just barely tolerated pats), sometimes cuddly (for about a minute and then she struggled to be put down), always a medical challenge.

And then the seizures became more severe. They lasted longer and came more frequently. The medications she was taking were no longer effective. Finally, it was seizure after seizure. Little Winnie was just too fragile to continue this fight…

It is never easy for us to lose a dog. There is always such a huge sense of loss. It is no different in this case. But despite our best efforts and those of our vets, we could no longer provide any quality of life for Winnie. It was time to say good-bye…

Darling little Winnie… A tough little girl who it gave it her all… Be at peace…