Rest In Peace Sweet Baby Girl

Addie Lake SunsetOctober, 1997 – June 7, 2013

“She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader. She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.” – Unknown

Addie – We hope we were worthy of your devotion.  You were our baby girl and always will be.  Words cannot express the deep sorrow we feel.  But we are comforted by the knowledge that you can now run free, chase tennis balls endlessly, and swim forever.

12 thoughts on “Rest In Peace Sweet Baby Girl

  1. I’m so sorry Addie is no longer with you, but as you say he can now run free…
    I write this with tears for you…this is one of life’s most difficult times.

  2. I’m so sorry. I have many tears in my eyes, I have a cat with bladder cancer, follows your Blog because I use Neoplasene, too. it’s very hard to say goodbye. I was shared Addy’s wonderful journey on Facebook before, because It was a great success with Neoplasene. Sad greetings from Germany. Michaela

  3. My heart is breaking reading your words. No dog could ever be happier with as her family. You gave Addie an amazing life and you helped her help so many others. Addie, you and your family inspired us all to live in the moment, and love and honor each other every single day. You have been an angel here on earth and will continue to be an angel in heaven. Max and I think of you often and we will never stop thinking of you. We send our love and prayers to you and your family, knowing that amazingly incredible bond that you have had and shared with all of us will never be broken. Addie you are an amazing Super Dog! You will always be an amazing Super Dog! I wish I could take away the pain and sorrow but know you are stronger than ever in heaven. Peace and love and comfort to you Addie and your family. You will never be forgotten. – Max and Max’s Mom ❤

  4. Like the others my heart aches for you and I have many tears in my eyes reading your story. I truly feel the pain and heavy heart you have. Thank you for sharing your story and giving others out here an option and a chance to hope. Two weeks ago we too had to make the terrible decision to help Skidmore ( who was diagnosed with HSA in February) our much loved family member move on, such a painful thing to do, Thanks to your story and information we were able to get 10 extra weeks with our baby. We had hoped for more, but were thankful for the time we had. Such a painful time for us all, stay strong and keep the memories close.. Thank You, Kim

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  6. Writing with tears, thinking of you in the loss of your dear sweet Addie. We lost our beloved black lab/rottie boy, Boston, in March this year due to hemangiosarcoma. The pain of the loss was so huge and the house felt empty when he left us, even though we still have our Elvis, senior yellow lab. My husband and I and our son and his girlfriend got a black lab/rottie pup each (brothers). Not that u can ever replace them, but it helps when there is a new puppy to love. There are things in both of them that remind us of Boston.

    I loved reading about Addie and how she beat the hemangiosarcoma. You are fortunate and so was she, to have 15 1/2 yrs together. But of course it is never long enough.I am sure Addie thinks you were extremely worthy owners. You were her family and I know how much she was loved and will be missed.
    Our condolences to you,
    Marion and Chris Lindsay and Family. Squamish BC Canada.

  7. Remember that Addie’s journey has not yet ended but begun again. Her spirit and previous life’s lessons will live on to teach some lucky human the joy of love and devotion.

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Addie’s passing….she was a fighter and stayed with you as long as she could. It is never easy to let them go and you will see her again….I know she is thanking you for all you did for her. Only time will heal your heart…..may peace be with you Addie…..

  9. I ran across your blog when my own dog was diagnosed with HS. I was desperate looking for answers and hope. Sadly his disease was as text book as it comes, he passed 3 months after his surgery. I home cooked for him, gave him supplements, did everything I found through research to help. He lived those three months happy and healthy chasing balls, swimming, even completing 3 titles in performance events. I was devastated and angry when all my efforts didn’t have a long lasting result…it was just not meant to be. I kept on reading Addie’s journal …I guess as a way to relate and still feel connected to him. He passed away in 2011. Thank you for sharing your journal and story. My heart aches with you.

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