Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Walking the track.

Howdy Mates.  Just wanted to let you know we are doing ok.  Not great, but ok.  I have been going on lots of walks with mum and dad.  I went walking sometimes with them, but mum always felt guilty leaving Rory home cause he couldn't come too.  Now she doesn't feel guilty, just sad, but I am trying to be very good and cheer her up. 

 Mum's gone a bit cracker.  Here is a photo of a weed.

Here's me running to catch up with mum and dad.

This is one of the big hills we go down and up.

This old tree fell down years ago and it has a hole right through the middle of it.  It's really big (but doesn't look it).

Here is Stone Man.  Mum and Dad made him about 10 years ago on the track where we walk.  Twice someone has broken him up but they just build him again. 

 Here's me posing for mum.

Here is cousin Tyler.  He stays with us when his mum is away working.  Mum's heart broke just a little when she saw him like this.  Rory always slept with his head hanging like this!

 And just a photo of Rory cause we miss him so.

See ya mates.  
No worries and love, Stella xx 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Howdy from Stella

Howdy Mates.  We are overwhelmed and want to thank each and every one of our furriends who left messages of sympathy and support for our family.  It has been a horrible week.  Our home seems so empty without our Rory.  He used to follow mum around everywhere and she was always having to squeeze past him or tell him to back up (which he could do, but in a very very slow way).  

Mum and the family have cried many tears and sometimes it helps a little but sometimes it doesn't.  It just sucks.  

I have been fine.  Mum was worried about me but I was worried about her so I have been really good and giving her lots of cuddles and love.  Dad moved Rory's bed out of the lounge room for two days, then we moved it back.  That big space was just too sad to look at.  As you can see, I have taken over Rory's bed.  I think he would be ok with that.  Mum bought me a new cover for it so it would be clean but she misses the smell of Rory.  

Me and Penny have been hanging out together.  We even played chasey yesterday and Dad thought we had both gone nuts.  We probably have.  

So mates, we are hanging in there.  Thanks again for supporting us.  Blogville is the most caring place in the world.

No worries, and love, Stella xxxx



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rory has gone to the Rainbow Bridge

Dear Friends

It is with a deep deep sadness I have to tell you that we helped Rory to the Rainbow Bridge on Monday 10 October 2016.  Our great big, sweet darling boy has gone.  We are utterly heartbroken.  

He had been unwell for a short time and last Wednesday we took him to the Vet.  He had a temperature, high heart rate and seemed very unwell.  After checking him out our Vet diagnosed what she thought was a chest infection.  He was given antibiotics and we brought him home.

He did seem to rally, but by Saturday was really bad and stopped eating.  We once again had to help him to walk with a sling as he had no strength in his back legs.  We kept up his fluids and antibiotics and he again rallied Sunday, but Monday morning was again very flat and we took him back to the Vets thinking he would go on a drip and perk up till he started eating.  Upon further examination, our dear Vet, whom we love dearly, found a large painful mass near his stomach.  He had shown no signs of pain before this.  Another of our Vets also checked Rory and after discussing all options, we decided our big darling boy could not suffer anymore.  For the last six months his legs have been getting considerably worse.  It broke my heart to see him trying to walk.

He left us surrounded by his loving family.  I told him I loved him and kissed his dear sweet face.  

It is so bloody unfair.  Rory, my big goofy boy, you never complained.  You had your stupid embolism and got over that, you chewed your feet, you had gastro and now the shitty cancer has taken you.  I want you back.  I miss you so much.  My heart has broken.  Run fast run free Rory.  You deserved so much more.  Five years and three months is not long enough.  Never long enough.  We will love you forever big fella.  Always will.  You gave us your sweet pure love and asked for nothing in return.  Oh Rory, I miss you and our home is so empty without you.  Stella is on your big bed.  We don't know how she will be without you to boss around. 

Carol xxx 

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