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Yesterday we said our final I love you’s and good bye’s to my sweet gorgeous boy. He fought so hard to stay with us but in the end his body just let him down. All the vet advise and treatment wasn’t helping and whatever it was that was destroying wugs from the inside was just too strong for us to beat. We were all cuddled in with him to send him on his way. I just hope he knew how special he was. I know every dog is unique and wonderful but for me Zuki was always just on another level, so in tune and intuitive. I’m going to miss him so much but I had to do the right thing for him and put him out of his pain and worry.

We’re not 100% sure what paralysed him. A ruptured disk is probably the main culprit but only an MRI could diffinitivley tell us and we just don’t have that machine in the channel islands. My vet did xray him yesterday evening though and did confirm signs of metastasis in his lungs. So regardless of if we had had an option to operate on his spine, within a matter of weeks his lungs would have given up to the cancer. I know I made the right decision yesterday, it’s just so incredibly quiet around the house now and I’m lost with what we do now to try and fill the huge hole in our family and in our hearts…..

Keep thinking just be more dog….. but it’s hard today to hold back the tears, so many memories both good and bad (he had a tough year). So many more things I wanted to do with my boy, little things he won’t be here any more for.

Again we have to find our new normal as I know life will just never be the same again.

With all my heart and soul Zuki, just know how special you were.

Always & Forever xxxxxxxxx

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19 Responses to “Our journey together has ended…”

  1. superkylie said:

    I’m so very very sorry 🙁 You did all you could and I KNOW he knew how special he was to you all, that’s for sure. I believe animals can feel the intense unconditional love we have for them. Take your time to grieve, it is such a huge loss!
    Zuki is in no pain now! He is playing happily with his other friends at rainbow bridge xox
    Chris & Kylie

  2. traceym said:

    So very sorry for your loss. As difficult as the decision was you know you did right by Zuki; it was a decision made with love. Let the tears flow and grieve – it will help to heal.

    Condolences to you and your family.

    Tracey & Tai

  3. benny55 said:

    And I’m not holding back the tears either. None of us are now.

    I’m just so very, very, very sorry.

    I have to come back when maybe my thoughts will be more clear, but for now, I cry with you and for you.

    With love

    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie

  4. Otisandtess said:

    I am so sorry to hear of Zuki’s passing. Our tripawds are such strong warriors. It is so hard when they cannot fight any longer, but the reality is that there is only so much we can do. Zuki was surrounded by your love, and had such a wonderful home and life with you.

  5. midnighter94 said:

    I’m so very sorry. Zuki was so loved and love you very much. Cuddles are the best way to send him to the bridge. I’m sure he knew how special he was, you told him all the time! Take your time, leave his things out, his nose prints on the windows. It’s ok, there’s no time limit.
    Hugs to you
    Donna & Murphy

  6. hester said:

    I am so deeply sorry and I understand having been through nearly the same thing just two weeks ago. I hope it might give you some comfort to know we all were just as baffled when Pofi suddenly was loosing and then lost use of his back legs. The U of MN vets, or most of them (we saw several in this short period) really thought, based on several things, tumor recurrence was the least likely possibility. But an MRI confirmed it was so – it had happened so suddenly and so swiftly and it was “large” and in the spine. There really was nothing to be done except give him much love and help him out of his failing body so he could leave this sudden pain behind. It was soul crushing and we are in such grief. But it was 100% the most loving thing we could do for him. Wrenching for us, but right for him.

    Wishing you peace and comfort.

    Lisa and Angel Pofi

  7. dobemom said:

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved boy….you gave him the greatest and hardest gift a pawrent can give by setting him free. My heart breaks for your sorrow, wishing you peace in the coming days.

    Paula and Nitro

  8. Michelle said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. No one can tell you when this is going to not hurt so bad. Some days will be better than others. There will be a time that you can smile more with the memories than cry. It took me forever to even go through pictures without crying.
    Run free sweet boy.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  9. jerry said:

    Ohhhhhhhh Zuki, the heavens are brighter with you in it but all of us down here are so very sad. We mourn that you are gone but we will be strong like you, and celebrate your wonderful life. There will never be another one like you my friend.

    Guys, I’m so sorry. How I wish that things could have been different. It breaks our hearts when we lose a member of the community, and we wish there was something we could to do make your grief a little easier. Please know that you and Angel Zuki will always be a part of this community. Share more of his life here with us, so we can dance and honor the many ways he touched the world in his own special with.

    We send many, many condolences your way.

  10. linda8115 said:

    Tears again as we mourn your extreme warrior Zuki. Our road with Max had much the same ending as yours did. Sometimes we just have accept there is no more we can do and love them enough to let them go. You have always loved that sweet boy enough and Zuki knew you would release him when he no longer could go on. You sent him off with love, grace and dignity even though your hearts were breaking. Sending you light and healing peace at this hardest of times. Fly free sweet warrior, you’ve earned those Angel wings.

    Linda & Spirit Mighty Max

  11. Katie said:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of precious Zuki. I hope your grief and pain is a little easier to deal with, knowing you did the right thing and gave Zuki a loving and happy life. He’ll be waiting patiently for you at the rainbow bridge, free of pain and illness.

    Hugs and love to you

  12. mysweetted said:

    I am so sorry to hear that you lost Zuki. He was such a sweet boy. You did everything you could for him and he knew that.

    You, Zuki, and your family are in my thoughts.

    Wanda and mysweetted

  13. 4myty said:

    I am so sorry! That quietness, that what do we do with the time. It is a feeling that so many of us have felt. Just remember that you gave him a great life. Happy, well fed, warm and loved. That makes a pup’s life a good one.

  14. megstamum said:

    I’m so terribly sorry to hear that you have had to say goodbye to your beloved Zuki. You gave him such a wonderful life and now he is chasing deer at the bridge, happy and healthy and whole once more, with a great big smile on his face.
    My heart goes out to you in your loss.

    Sending love,

    Meg and Clare (and Elsie Pie) xxx

  15. penny4weims said:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Zuki. It is always tough to do what we must do but it sounds like you knew it was for the best so now the memories of what a sweet dog he is will help you with the grief.

  16. Deb said:

    I’m so sorry. He know and still knows that you love him. His spirit is still with you and always will be. He certainly was a handsome doggie. I’m glad you were able to be with him until the end. My words are failing me. Just know you are not alone.

  17. harmony said:

    Such a beautiful soul welcomed at the Bridge. Goodbye Zuki. May the stars twinkle just a little brighter knowing you’re watching over us all. Peace to your corporeal pack.


  18. goodmilo said:

    So sorry to hear this. So many of us know the pain, the too quiet house, the knowledge in our heads that we did our best, and the feelings in our heart that we wished we could do more. We never want to say goodbye, especially after all the live and strength we’ve shared with them.

    That’s why we find ourselves crying for you, crying, for warrior Zuki, and crying for own warrior babies.

    May they all run free together!

    Peace to you & Zuki,
    Jenifer & Milo

    Aw shucks…. my crying and a need for tissue just woke up the sleeping puppy who is more than filling the silence at our house….

  19. Zuki said:

    Thank you all for your beautiful and supportive words, it means a lot to me and I have shared them with my family too who also appreciate them greatly. We’re doing ok, one day at a time. Other other pup is being spoilt rotten to say the least, in fact she’s lounging on the bed with me at the moment (the dogs weren’t allowed upstairs before since we moved to the new hpuse) but nows no time for silly rules. Just cuddles and love and companionship xxx

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