Mar 12, 2009

A Year Ago Today...

our K-8 left us.

And our lives were never the same.

K-8 was born in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Her Mom was an American Bulldog and her Dad was a purebred Border Collie. When we first met K-8 she was only a few weeks old. K-8's Mom came over to us and nudged my hand for me to pet her. K-8 inherited that same loving trait. K-8 was a Canine Good Citizen and therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, Inc. She was loved by everyone that met her.

On February 23, 2008 K-8 was diagnosed with Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia. This basically means that her immune system was attacking itself and that she was bleeding internally. A short time later, she developed Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia. This was worse that the Thrombocytopenia. The only warning signs that we had were a few red spots on her gums and a slight loss of appetite.

Even though we had the best Vet and medications, K-8 left us after a brutal two and a half weeks after she was diagnosed. This is in memory of my dear K-8, that I miss every day.

47 Treats:

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

That is a beautiful video in memory of K-8...thanks for sharing it with us. Run free, K-8. We will see you soon.

Scottie

Lacy said...

w00f's, wow, i can imagine how many tears were shed doing that tribute...bute ti ful girl, and a bute ti ful tribute..

b safe,
~rocky~

Suzuki said...

K-8 was sooooo pretty... What a beautiful tribute :)
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Blogdog said...

That was absolutely lovely, the little man's mum is still crying! What a lovely tribute to an incredible dog Take care,
lots of woofs, Clive

♥玮倩 said...

K-8 was a beautiful lady, and this was a lovely tribute for her!

best regards
vodka

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

What a beauty she was, and so loved! That is a beautiful tribute. None of us ever forget our beloved companions, those who filled our lives with love and joy.

Your Friends,
Tom, Tama-Chan and #1

Andrea said...

What a wonderful tribute to your special friend. She was a lovely, lovely dog....and will not be forgotten.

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Staci,

I have been sitting here ready about K8 and tears keep flowing. She was gorgious and it's obvious she and Zoe were a team. My Samantha loved playing in the bluebonnets and I see that K8 did too. The one regret I have is that I have so few pictures of Samantha and her antics. I envy you but am so happy that you have them all.


BTW, yes Pam has always had dreams and spoke in her sleep every since we were children. This was a funny one like the one where she said "whats wrong with that man, dies he have rice in his ears?" but most are nightmares where she wakes up screeming.

BJ Roan said...

That was a beautiful tribute to a much loved dog, who obviously loved back. Crying big tears here.

Joey said...

What a beautiful tribute to K-8. I love her "wave" pictures. The one-year anniversary is hard. You've come to the right place to find others who understand how much you truly miss her. Our Freddie died over two years ago and we still put flowers in a vase for him every day.

Your pal,
Joey

F. Klamer said...

I couldn't get through it without crying.

love you

miss you

dad

GoldenSamantha said...

That was sooooo beautiful, but my mom's eyes are leaking so bad - K-8 was a special, special dog and you have wonderful memories - thank you for sharing your photo memories with us. That must have been hard to do.
With Big Hugs and Love,
xo Sammie

Nibbles Treats said...

A great tribute to a well-loved friend. Thanks for sharing with us.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Fred said...

So sorry for your loss, but such a nice tribute.

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Great post just specially for K8 !
Thanks for the gift you guys ! But I will only reveal it on my barkday [:

Love you tons BFF !
Cody

Dina ... UK said...

A beautiful tribute to K8's first anniversary.
She looked a super pup....
I loved the photo in the back of the car with Zoe.... :-(

Take care
XXXX

Ludo van puppy said...

What a beautiful post and a very moving tribute to a wonderful friend.
~Ludo and Mum.

Amber and Nala said...

Oh, now you have done it....my Mom can't stop crying! That was a beautiful tribute to K-8...she truly looked like she was one of the sweetest girls around! Her face was soooo beautiful. :) Thinking of you today!

Kisses,
Nala

The Army of Four said...

We're so sorry for your loss. K8 was such a beauty; what a lovely tribute!
Tail wags,
Storms

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

A very beautiful tribute to a very beautiful girl.

It's so hard to let them go but I'm sure that her spirit lives on around you.

Princess Eva

Three Dogs Long said...

A wonderful tribute! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

((hugs)0 Your friends
Oskar, Schatzi 7 Xena

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh dear Addie,
You're such a special friend to me, your sincere love to your friens has touched my heart. Very moving tribute to K-8, love you lots.

Mason Dixie said...

What a wonderful tribute. Thank you for sharing your memories of you little girl with us. =)

Team Husky said...

Oh that was such a lovely tribute.....we all have tears in our eyes. K8 looks so sweet!

We are glad woo have so fury many beewootiful memories of her.

Team Husky

The OP Pack said...

K-8 was a special pup, wasn't she? Mom is very leaky right now. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Ruby and Penny said...

What a beautiful video of K-8. She & Zoe we're very special pups.
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Love Ruby & Penny

Life With Dogs said...

We have lost young ones and can so relate. Rest well beautiful soul, you are still appreciated :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

We saw THIS was THERE this am BUT Mom knew she khouldn't watch it yet/then -

And the day at the office didn't allow K-8 the time she deserved, so we just watched now...

Mom is leaky
AND
I'm thinking how K-8 helped guide Addie and Lucie to woo!

She was special AND she still is!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lois Lane/Laney said...

She sounds like she was a wonderful pup! I wish I could have known her.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful girl!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tibby said...

What a beautiful tribute to K-8! It looks like she was full of love and joy and spread those to all who met her! I can just see her and Zoe playing together now!
:) Tibby

Anonymous said...

K-8, you had me at the Wave, the tears rolled hard from then on. The world was a better place for the happiness you brought to all those you met during your short time here on earth. You are a gorgeous girl. Some of us have many dogs in our lives, but only a few of us know what's it like to have the dog of a lifetime. I know that feeling, and I think you were that dog to your mom. Run free sweet K-8.

Lorenza said...

Your tribute is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing it!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Two Schnauzers from New England said...
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Two Schnauzers from New England said...

We just saw the video and the tribute. This is pawtastic.

Mama can understand what you are going through. She had a miniature schnauzer for 15 1/2 years and she has been gone for 3 years now (3-11).

Run free K-8.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

P.S. The previous comment was ours because we couldn't watch the video before but Mama figured out that she could.

Huskee and Hershey said...

This is a wonderful tribute for a lovely girl. One day, we will all be reunited with our furry friends.

LuLu and LoLLy! said...

Dear Addie, We are sorry to hear of this loss. We went and red about Therapy DOgs Internashonal ow! Two Paws way UP! for their outstanding werk.

Our website is set up to try to do fun stuff to raise awareness and money for rescue dogs, and we also post a lot of infomration about resources and stuff, and so we posted information about Therapy Dogs International so that more humans will know about this outstanding organizashon. It is under special features / links and resources.

We know K-8 will continue to inspire! In peace for K-8, your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy.

happypitbull said...

What a loving tribute! We lost Felanie one year ago as well (plus a couple weeks) but I couldn't blog about it at all. It's still too hard. I know this was tough for you to put together.

I smiled when I saw the tiger rattle toy, though. Dozer had one just like that when he was a puppy.

And the blue kids' couch with the gold stars and moons! We used one just like that as a dog bed for years (from Garden Ridge--they stopped carrying it though).

Well, I am crying now. Memories are bittersweet sometimes. Your video was very touching.

Moco said...

They never truly leave us.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

A beautiful tribute to a very special girl.

We loved the slideshow.

Holly & Zac...XX

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, that is the most beautiful video. My human is very sad now and doing the tear thing that humans do but I think it's lovely to remember the happy times. It looks like she had a very happy life with you.

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Angela said...

What a beautiful tribute. My girl will be 15 tomorrow and I can not imagine our lives without her.

Blessings!
Angela and the aussie flock

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

OHHHHHH Dear friends!!!
What a lovely tribute to K8!!!
That is a beautiful video in memory of K-8...thanks for sharing it with us!!!!
we're sure that she is watching you from the Bridge and will take care of you!!!
Run free, K-8!!!!!!
you must be a very special dog!!!!
and It looks like she had a very happy life with you...yes of course...you're a very special family and we love you a lot!!!
lots of love and kisses!!

Emma Rose said...

That is a beautiful tribute. I have tears in my eyes and an ache in my heart.

Josh and Jess said...

What a great tribute to K-8. It must have been heartbreaking putting this together. What a great dog she was.

Love, Josh and Jess

Fenway said...

That is a lovely AND heartbreaking tribute to a very, very sweet dog. I could feel her lovely soul through the video.

Sadly,
Fenway

Technodoll said...

You will always be remembered and loved, sweet K-8.

We never had the chance to know you on this side of the bridge, so see you some day...

(( hugs to your mom ))

Rooo and kissies,

The akitas

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