Saturday, July 9, 2011
Goodbye Miya...we will miss you.
Today is a hard day. We are putting our sweet Miya dog to sleep. About 3 months ago we saw a change in her mood and energy so we had some blood tests done. The vet said she most likely had liver cancer. She progressively got worse and worse. It's a lot of sad details that I will spare telling you, but I wanted to blog about it to just get the message out. I'm beyond sad about it. She has been a great dog for almost 12 years in our family. She was gentle, sweet and loving every day of her life.
I bought Miya for Chad in college and she was definitely a handful of energy back then. Running around the Quad in Tuscaloosa like a maniac, sneaking out/leaping over a chain link fence, eating books, eyeglasses, recliners. She really gave us a run for our money, but we loved her so much it was always hard to look into those sweet blue eyes and get mad.
With Walker she has always been loving and gentle. She would let him grab her fur, try to ride her and go in with me to rock him.
It's a sad day over here. I know a lot of you guys loved her also. Life is tough when it comes to these decisions, but we didn't want to see her suffer any longer. She was a proud and beautiful dog who would never want anyone to pity her. Last night after hanging out with one of my most amazing friends, Laura Graham, I started feeling a bit better about everything...I stopped by Waffle House on the way home and ordered a single chopped sirloin and fed it to my sweet girl. She gobbled it up and we said our goodbyes. We will miss Miya so much and Ophelia will also.
Dogs are more than companions...they are friends. Losing a friend is hard, but we are better for having her in our lives. I keep telling myself that she is going to "The Big Dog Sled Race in the Sky" and it looks like Alaska and chopped sirloin is dinner every night. We really will miss you Miya...don't tell the angel dogs at the pearly gates about killing those kittens in Orlando that time. I'm sure you will get a pass for that. Big tears for my big girl today.