Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dax 2000-2008



Dax, our beloved German Shepherd, passed away at 7:28 PM on Thursday, February 14th.

Her last day was full of food and many treats. Extra medication made her more comfortable than she had been in a while and she was almost her old self, if only briefly.

She passed at home, with her human pack surrounding her and comforting her to the very end.

Rest in peace, good girl.

22 comments:

jan said...

My deepest sympathy to all of you. I know how hard this time is.

rgmb said...

Cube, you have my utmost condolences! Get a tissue out. Let me share what my vet sent me on a condolence card this week:

"There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush green grass. When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other. There is only one thing missing. They are not with the special people who loved them on Earth. So, each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! The nose twitches! The eyes are staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group! You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet you take him or her in your arms and embrace. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated."

Please don't take that as an effort to convince anyone of a heaven; we all have our own beliefs which I absolutely respect. So as corny as it may seem to many and even to me a bit, you know, I hope something like that will really happen.

Take care cube! (I'm always reading your blog) :)

Eyes said...

Deepest condolences Cube:

"Do not sit by my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am the song that will never end.
I am the love of family and friend.
I am the child who has come to rest
In the arms of the Father who knows him best.

When you see the sunset fair,
I am the scented evening air.
I am the joy of a task well done.
I am the glow of the setting sun.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!"
~ Author Unknown ~

I know... easier said than done...

birdwoman said...

oh my gosh, I am so sorry!!

losing a dog is a terrible thing. They are junior family members.

Hope you and your family are doing ok.

(*)>

The Merry Widow said...

Oh, Cube, I'm so sorry. I have had to say good-bye to many of these adopted members of the family. But I maintain that the love, joy and companionship they unstintingly give more than pays for the sorrows we suffer.
I would never do without a pet, except under very stringent circumstances!
They are more than worth it!

tmw
BTW-Did she have a tumor? Not quite 8 is kind of young...

Kathy Farrelly said...

I am so very very sorry cube.

I wish there was something I could say to ease the pain........

Take comfort in that beautiful post from RGMB.

Jungle Mom said...

So sorry for your loss. I am so glad she had her human pack nearby to ease her going on.

8675309 said...

I'm so sorry, Cube. What a full and wonderful life Dax must have had with you and your loving family. I'm praying for you guys, and Truman sends his love and condolences as well.

nanc said...

i don't know what to say, cube.

i'm so sorry for your family's loss.

*:[

Q said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. At least she passed away peacefully and in happiness; there's not more a family member of yours can ask more of in the last moment.

WomanHonorThyself said...

ah I am so sorry but Dax is in Heaven ...playing with my Ashley...thank God you were there....I know how much u will miss her.....

Karen said...

Dax is in doggy heaven at the Rainbow Bridge. You'll be re-united with her someday.

There's a nice site called 'Chance's Spot' if you wish to leave a tribute for her.

♥Hugs and prayers to you and your family♥

Jen said...

I'm glad you could make her last day a good one.

Hugs to the Cube Family!

Always On Watch said...

Cube,
I'm so sorry--inadequate words, I know.

Having lost beloved pets, I know how difficult this time is.

The time we have our pets is way too short.

But know that you gave Dax a wonderful life. And hang on to the happy memories!

Jill said...

She obviously had a wonderful family who loved her greatly and cared for and about her till the end. A four footed angel now.

cube said...

My eyes are welling up as I read your kind words.

Thank you all for taking the time to leave them for us.

For the last few days, it's been strange not having Dax around to greet us in the morning. Every day of absence is easier than the last, but not no means easy yet.

We know life goes on and we are concentrating all of our love and attention on Elke now. In her own way, she misses Dax too.

Again, from the entire Cube family, thank you all for taking the time to leave your beautiful words.

Brooke said...

I'm sorry that Dax had to go, Cube.

She gave you a lot, and you gave her a lot, too.

threecollie said...

So sorry to read of your loss....

cube said...

brooke: It was a win-win situation. We loved her and she loved us. We only wish we had more time with her. She was such a good dog.

threecollie: Thank you. Reading kind words from new folks...that's one of the nicest things about the internet.

Vixen said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family. There cannot possibly be a better way to go than surrounded by those you love and that love you - You gave her that.

"Death ends a life, not a relationship."

cary said...

From our entire pack -

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

Jamie Dawn said...

Sorry for your family's loss.