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Memories of Our Sweet Sasha

With a heavy heart,  I am sad to say our beloved Minature Schnauzer Sasha has passed. She began her journey to Rainbow Bridge on Sunday afternoon.  We couldn't bear to think she may be suffering.

We had tried giving her fluid therapy everyday at home...I was cooking everything I could possibly think of to try to get her to eat.  She had lost her appetite and started to get weaker.

We knew it was time.  This was a very difficult decision to make.  We both have never experienced this.  We knew we were giving her the best gift ever....She was never going to get better and she had lived a very long life.  

Four months shy of being 16 years old.    We have cried for days....Healing will come in time, but we will have  her  precious memories forever.

Please indulge me....Most of us forge an intense bond with our beloved pets.   They offer us unconditional love and they overlook any flaws we may have.  

There is nothing like coming home, and your pets greeting you happily at the happy...tails's like they haven't seen you in a very long time. They are a part of our family and we are take great pride with them.

We got Sasha when she was 8 weeks old.  She was my husband's first dog ever and she brought us so much joy.  We had a New Years party in 2000 and Sasha was right there.  She was so darn cute and tiny.  Everyone took turns holding her.

  Just look at the cute little puppy face!

I know most of us do silly things with our pets.

Sasha was my shadow...She was by my side after my surgeries, and  chemo treatments.
This picture is was taken in 2000, when I had my first cancer and chemo.

Sasha has travelled, rode in the gator, spent time on a farm, swam in our pool, plus so many other outings and activities. She was the sweetest dog with an even temperament. Protection Status

Rest in peace sweet Sasha.  We shall miss you! Now, our sweet Sasha is chasing butterflies at Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for visiting....I appreciate all of your comforting words and thoughts.  Hugs...

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  1. Linda, I am so sorry about your loss of Sasha. I have lost several over the years, both growing up and now as an adult. It is NEVER easy!! Our pets truly become a part of our families. We are thankful for the many pictures and memories of ours. May you find peace and comfort in the coming weeks knowing she is no longer suffering and running free.

  2. What a lovely tribute..
    In my did the only right thing.
    I hope someone can do this for me one day..
    What memories you have..
    and I must say Linda you and your hubby are a beautiful couple.

  3. What a lovely tribute to Sasha! It brought tears to my eyes. "Heaven's the Place Where All the Dogs You've Ever Loved Come To Greet You!" - Hang in there, Linda!

  4. Linda, I'm glad you shared these wonderful photos of Sasha. What an adorable puppy and a sweet companion. Your tribute is most fitting for one so loved.
    You and your husband and your miniature schnauzers make a beautiful family.
    Thinking of you during this sad time.

  5. AnonymousJuly 08, 2015

    Oh, Linda, again I'm so sorry! Little Sasha was so pretty and I'm sure she's already met up with Chloe Dawn and they are having a grand time together as they look like twins. Thinking of you sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Farewell, Sasha, good dog and true. You gave her a truly wonderful life.

  7. I just found your blog via your comment below mine over at Monique's. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Sasha sounds like a sweetheart of a pup. Peace to you.

  8. thank you for sharing Sasha with all of us. Many hugs to you and your husband. jonni

  9. Sasha was such a cutie...I am so sorry for your loss, Linda.

  10. What a cutie patootie!!! Love the pictures!! So sorry for your loss, she'll be waiting for you at the end of the rainbow thoughts are with you and hubby.....

  11. It's so hard to let go isn't it. She was a cute dog and obviously a wonderful companion. So sorry for your loss. I hope each day brings more healing comfort to you both.

  12. Oh Linda, I am so sorry to hear this news about your beloved Sasha. She was there by your side for so many things, always giving you her unconditional love. Thank you for sharing the pictures of her, and you and your hubby. Memories help to keep our loved ones near to us. Big hugs are sent to you.

  13. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your baby doggie. Beautiful painting.

  14. Dear Linda, I am so sorry and send my deepest heartfelt sympathy in your loss of Sasha. What darling pics of her through the years. She saw you through so much in the ups and downs of life. You gave her a wonderful home and full life. I know how heavy your heart is right now. It does take time. I know Sasha will love her time at Rainbow Bridge. My sweet Miss Beazy Lee is there too and I know they will meet and chase those butterflies together. Your memories will always live in your heart.
    Sending you much love and big hugs, cm

  15. I am crying right now, with you.
    I am convinced in my spirit that love just TRANSFORMS into something beyond our imaginations. Seeing her sweet photo (Oh that one of her as a puppy with the white towel, looking up at you really got to me....they love us and depend on us so. You took such great care of her, and those actions will never be forgotten. Much love, Linda.


  16. Oh my...I am so sorry. We lost our 12 year old golden about a month ago. We are still grieving. Doggie love is so special! Maybe Mikey and Sasha will meet over the rainbow bridge. Sheila

  17. Linda, enjoyed your post of Sasha....we had a black Mini Schnauzer once named Andy. Loved that dog. Sorry for your loss.

  18. Gentle {{{HUGS}}}, Linda. I'm so sorry.

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. Those fur babies find a place in our heart that we didn't know was missing until they come into our lives. I hope your memories of sweet Sasha will bring you comfort and peace during such a difficult time. Sending lots of love your way.


  20. m sorry for the loss of your Sasha. Sixteen years of blissful years with a dog is wonderful. She was a real cuties. We have lost pets over the years, and I believe my mother is taking care of them in heaven. So sorry. Joni

  21. Again, Linda, I am so sorry. Little Sasha was a real beauty and I know how much she meant to you, if you are a dog lover and have had one in your life, you just know how this affects someone. Blessings to her now, beyond the Rainbow Bridge is a beautiful place to be. I just hope that big Buddy is nice to her when they meet. Take care, Judy

  22. Linda, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Sasha. My sympathies to you and your family. Peace and prayers as you grieve.

  23. Linda,

    I am so so sorry that Sasha has passed on. You have put into words what so many of us animal lovers feel---all that happiness and then the memories.

    Sending a warm hug to you...

    Jane xxx

  24. I am so, so sorry to hear about sweet Sasha. I totally understand crying for days; Joe and I did the exact same ting when we put our dog down. It is gut wrenching. Thinking of you and sending hugs, Pinky

  25. So sweet, your tribute. Many of us have been there, and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. It's OK to cry, you know. 16 years is a very long time to have a dog-baby, so you were extra lucky in that regard. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  26. Oh Linda, this post brought tears to my eyes. I'm so sorry you lost your precious friend. My husband and I have had to say good-bye to two Scotties during our married life, and it is so hard. I understand exactly how you feel; it just about breaks your heart. Sasha was an adorable puppy, and you were lucky to have such a loyal and good-natured furry friend. I will be thinking of you, Linda.


    Denise at Forest Manor

  27. I'm so sorry Linda! I'm crying for you and am going to give my Schnauzer, Eddie, extra hugs today because I know his time with us is limited as well. Sasha was beautiful and I know how much joy she must have brought to your lives.


  28. You've written so beautifully about your relationship with Sasha and all of your dogs, Linda. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Such an adorable puppy she was!! All of your pets are so fortunate to be loved by you, sweet friend.
    Talk to you soon. Sending lots of love and hug to you.

  29. So sorry to hear about Sasha. Pets bring such joy and love and comfort and it just breaks your heart when you lose them. Thinking of you!!

  30. So sorry for your lost.....owww so you a warm hug Darling from me Ria....x!

  31. Linda,
    Such a heartfelt and lovely tribute to Sasha. I know the agony of an illness and the treatments that accompany it, to have this precious girl right beside you eased the pain, and frustration. There is no bond quite as endearing as that of dog and it's person.
    Wishing you comfort and peace throughout this journey.

  32. I am so very sorry, Linda!
    We have two cats that are rather old.
    One we've had since he was six weeks old, the other was found in a Walmart parking lot.
    We will really miss them sleeping with us. xoxo

  33. Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Sasha. I'm sending a huge virtual hug your way. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  34. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've had to put several pets down and it never gets any easier. I hope that your beautiful memories of her help in your time of mourning. You clearly gave her a good and happy life. Just know that she'll always be with you, as she has a piece of your heart.

  35. AnonymousJuly 12, 2015

    I'm so sorry for this precious loss, Linda! Sasha was adorable! I have walked in your shoes and our fur babies touch our hearts. We never want to see them suffer. I know it was a difficult decision, but the right one. I agree, that your sweet Sasha is chasing butterflies on the Rainbow bridge! Hugs and prayers to you and your family!

  36. Linda, I am so very sorry to hear about your sweet Sasha. Hugs to you my friend! We lost Kiki three years ago and even though it does get easier with time, my hubby says he will mourn her the rest of his life. xo

  37. She had an amazing Life lived in full with probably the best non-dog beings on Earth. Plus the charming home... in fact, had she had Instagram she would have been one of those bragging b**** that can't stop talking about the wonders of Life on Earth.
    Now she's in Heaven telling all others about you, your amazing husband and her dog-pals, how you're fretting with her Interplanetary Trip and driving everyone crazy with her pampered ways.
    :) Humor me and Smile Dear Linda. And live the life she must have been asking for when you were hit by those unfortunate, and unfair, bumps on the road.
    Hugging you,

  38. Oh, I missed this post about your precious Sasha. So sorry for your huge loss. I relate to all of your thoughts here and send hugs. Just had our schnauzer to the vet last night. He is being treated for an intestinal parasite. he experienced this in December also. I think it's because he licks his paws frequently. Now we are waiting for the meds to kick in and help him feel better.

  39. Dear Linda,
    I am so sorry to read of your losing your dear Sasha. I watched the video and what a beautiful little trio they are. I'm sure Lacy and Chloe have been lost without her too. It is so very hard for so very long to say goodbye to a dear one.

    I remember what a blessing my blog friends were to me when we had to come to the same decision with our 15 1/2 yr. old dachshund Penelope a couple of years ago.
    The video was almost like looking at our dear grand-dogs, Maddie a black mini-Schnauzer too, and her younger sister Zoe, from the same mother. They truly are dear and when they visit us a few times a year, I'm always amazed at how very smart they are.

    Thank you so much for visiting me at my new blog. It was great to reconnect and once again find you.

  40. So sorry to hear about Sasha's passing. Our fur babies are just that our babies and members of our family.
    My heart hurts for you and your family. My 18 year sheltie passed in October 2014. It was the hardest decision to make but we felt he was suffering..


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