Coping with pet loss || Grief and pet loss || Pet loss and grieving

A loved one is never truly gone until they are forgotten, live in the hearts of those left behind is to live forever!




October 27, 2004 to March 31, 2010

This is our beloved Cali, nearly 5 1/2 years old when we had to make the decision to send her to the Bridge.

Showing signs of illness just 3 short weeks ago, with a very rapid decline this past weekend, we lost Cali to a large abdominal tumor that was inoperable.

We first brought Cali home on May 18th 2006, she was 1 1/2 years old at the time, as a playmate for our male dane, Marshall, who needed someone his own size to play with. It was a 'trial weekend' to see if they would get along. Oh my, we had no idea how excited and happy this girl would make our boy and we had no idea how quickly they would fall in love with each other!!! They were rarely apart for nearly 4 years.

Cali could always be a little shy at first, when meeting someone new, but once she met that same person a second time, she never forgot and was no longer shy. She loved us dearly, she protected us fiercely and we adored her tremendously.

How deeply she loved her Mommy (Lyn), Daddy (Rick) and Gramma (Lyn's mom). When Gramma came to visit, you had better be standing far away so she wouldn't bowl you over to get to Gramma!!! She danced and wiggled and waggled and pure joy was readily apparent on her beautiful face when loved ones came home, or came to visit.

She was a well-mannered, well-behaved, beautiful girl and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect addition to our hearts and home.

Cali, my darling, now you're with Mason, our first Dane. He will be by your side whenever you need him to be and one day, we will all be reunited again.

We are all aching so very much and knowing that you're no longer in pain brings us comfort, yet we miss you so very much baby girl.

We will love you forever and a day, sweet Cali.

Lyn, Rick, Marshall and Gramma




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