To my sweet little Tipper,
Friday 19 August 2016 will be a week since my baby has been gone. We have been through this twice before with our pets and each time is different. I miss Tipper dearly but I also saw the constant struggle she had with the coughing attacks due to the CHF. Tipper was born 3 August 1997 and passed on 12 August 2016. She was 19 years old.
Tipper was a runner, She could run and did run down a squirrel once. She loved to walk. During the last two years of her life the walks got shorter and shorter. And the last 6 months it was one walk in the morning followed by sleeping all day interrupted by us taking her out to go potty the rest of the day.
My hope is that there is an actual Rainbow Bridge and she is running with Daisy and other dogs all she wants and is not having a single coughing issue.
Tipper was a great dog from the beginning. She was smart, playful and energetic to say the least. But the past few years when company arrived for a visit she would say hi (because I brought her out to see visitors) and she would turn and go back to her bed. That was not my Tipper’s way. She always loved company and loved to say hi to everyone. In Utah at about age 3 she was actually invited to a kids birthday party. We were not invited, but she was because the kids in the neighborhood loved her. That was Tipper !
I miss her dearly, but I know she no longer has the daily struggle of life with Congestive Heart Failure and the meds. Keeping her here with us longer would have been selfish of us and we know that. But letter her go was not easy either. I had hoped for a passing in her sleep but we have never had that luxury. I can say she passed peacefully while laying in her bed in my lap. She knew she was loved so very dearly by so many but mostly her mommy & daddy.
May God Bless you Tipper. My hope is that there is a Rainbow Bridge and that one day we will meet again. If there is no such thing I can say your time on earth gave me so much joy and love that is truly priceless in any monetary measure.
Love and affection,
PS: We will be keeping Tipper’s page open for others to view for some time to come. Hopefully it will bring someone comfort, joy or peace to know that two humans though so much of their fur-babies to create their very own FB page. Strange as it seems it has been a joy to post comments and pictures on their behalf.