Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The saddest news.

My friend Betty passed away this morning at 3:30 a.m. She had major complications from her injuries and went into cardiac arrest. Her Mommy was with her and misses her terribly.  Betty recently won the Poughkeepsie Pet Idol contest (for dogs under 40 pounds) and donated all her winnings to the local ASPCA. She was that kind of a gal. 

We also learned over the weekend that our friend Miko the Akita crossed the bridge after a long illness. She was a giant of a dog, we only saw her once or twice from across the street when she was out for a walk because she wasn't crazy about other dogs. But her pack - Lyle, Jesse, Butch and Mickey will miss her terribly. She and all her pack mates, were all strays who were lucky enough to be adopted by our friends who manage the dog run. They are true angels on earth. 

So give your humans an extra lick today. We have no idea the huge hole we leave in their hearts when its time for us to go to the Bridge. 


Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so sorry to hear about Betty. ~Socks, S & C

Daisy said...

Oh Petey, I am so sorry to learn the sad news. Soft purrs to you.

Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

That truly is the saddest news, Petey. And you are right about how sad our humans are when we leave. #1 still gets all teary-eyed when she talks about "he who came before us."

Asta said...

That is devestating news...I am so vewy sowwy..I nevew met Betty ow Miko, but I play wif Miko's siblings athtthe wun and know hew pawents awe so vewy vewy sad..and poow little Betty..that just is twagic..give hew Mom ouw sympafies and love pleez
smoochie sad kisses

Clover said...

Oh Petey,
So sorry to hear about dear Betty. I was really hoping she would do ok after the surgery. Sending hugs and kisses for you and your family, as well as Betty's family.
Love Clover xo

Princess Patches said...

Petey, we are soooo sorry about Betty! We don't understand why people take dangerous dogs to runs or dog parks...or why the big dogs aren't separated from the small dogs. We had our paws crossed that she would be okay after surgery. She has lots of our buddies to greet her at the Rainbow Bridge.

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Lizzy said...


Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Betty and Miko! That is such sad news... We will be thinking of their families!


Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Dear Petey, so sorry to hear your sad news about your pals, Betty and Miko. Wirey hugs, J x

Molly the Airedale said...

We're so sorry to hear about Betty and Miko, Petey! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and to your mom and the families of these pups! What a tough day!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Petey....

I'm sorry ta hear of Betty's passin'.....guess at her age the shock of that attack was just too much fer her ta take....'n it's sad about Miko too....I know there's lots of stuff 'n fun ta have at the rainbow bridge but ya really miss yer Mom 'n Dad....'n yer own bed when yer not fillin' it anymore.

and I stopped by ta tell ya thanks fer recognizin' the cairn in the little clay doggies....Gram was hopin' that ya could tell the different breeds since she only made wires before and was workin' from pictures she got over the web.

Dewey Dewster here.....

Eric said...

Petey. How tragic, poor Betty. Her 2 leggededs must be very, very sad. And then Miko too.Bless your friends that manage the dog run for you all. What a sad day for you Petey. I'm thinking of you.

I'm just off to give Momi a good washing.

Wags, Eric

Huskee and Hershey said...

I am so sorry to hear about Betty! Her mommy must be so devastated.. Yup, in the recent weeks, I have learnt that life can be so fragile. So lets give our humans extra hugs and licks!

Toffee said...

Oh Petey,

I am so, so sad to hear/read about Betty - even sadder hearing this news after thinking that she was on the mend. Oh, this is a very sad day. I am also sorry about your Akita friend. It is truly amazing how empty one feels after a furry loved one leaves us. That hole that is left in our heart never closes completely.

so sorry.

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry to hear about Betty. I had the hope she was going to be ok.
Sorry for Miko too.
We will be praying for them and their families.
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear.. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Betty. I was hoping that she'll get better. :(
She sure's a sweet dog

hugs to you and Betty's family

~ Girl girl

i said...

This is really sad. May Betty and Miko be happy at the rainbow bridge.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Petey -

We are so sorry to hear about Betty and Miko. We are also thinking about their families and give you all paw hugs and healing licks.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Petey, we're so sorry to hear about your friend Betty. She looks like a real sweety. Hope her pinky is doing ok.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy
ps. We hope your mums ankle is on the mend.

Amber-Mae said...

I am so so terribly sorry to hear about your friend, Betty. Please send my deepest condolences to her family...That is a sweet picture of her with big bird.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

LittleWhiteJack said...

Dear Petey:

It's Betty's mom thanking you and all your friends for all the kind thoughts and prayers. I know Betty now will be up there watching you all as your special guardian angel.

Deefor said...

Hi Petey
I was very sad to hear about Betty. I was just catching up on your blog and I hope your mom's ankle is getting better so she can show off her yellow toes in some pretty sandals.


Maya and Kena said...

Hi Petey,
We are so terribly sorry to hear about Betty. It's really hard to loose a friend.
We'll be sure to show our humans some love everyday!
Lots of licks,
Maya and Kena

AB clan said...

very sad news, we , all ,are very sorry.

the ABSharpeii

Stanislaw said...

Poor pups! I am so very sorry to hear of your sad news. We were all pulling for her after the surgery. I know my baby brother is up there having a super fun game of chase with Betty, and Pupi and I are down here sending good wishes your way.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Petey, Petey...oh my...this is awful! Please accept our condolences on the loss of ur friends...we feel so bad for their owners and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers!

And ur poor mom with her gimpy leggie! Oh my...hopefull with enough RICE ur mom's leg will heal without surgery...(and if ya have any RICE left over if you mix it with chicken, it makes a fab meal)...we know the hardest thing for ur mumsie is to SIT STILL...but she's gonna have to keep weight of that leggie or it won't get better!

Please give ur mom some healing licks from all of us, kay Petey????

Love and kissies...Laciegirl

Joe Stains said...

omdog this is so sad :( We are so sorry to hear about poor sweet Betty.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Petey, my condolences are with you and all the were affected by the loss of Betty. Most of the humans don't think about the difficulty of losing one of us when they get us! I just lost my friend Scooter.

I'll let her know to meet Betty at the Bridge and introduce her to all of the awesome pets up there!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley