Well, I cannot believe I did not make a post here on the blog about losing Marley. So, I will put here what I posted on Facebook. However, after three months, I still miss her. I did finally get to really mourn her early last week after all our family had gone home. I suppose I had just been so busy, traveling to Nationals and then to Arizona; having family here and then traveling north for "the" wedding that I just hadn't really mourned her. Even though I cried a million tears at Nationals, amazingly enough there were still more, lots more. Even more than all the ones I cried when I picked up her ashes and paw print. She really was my good friend and constant companion. She was never too far from wherever I was in the house, or in the yard. And, let me go into the front yard and she'd have a fit until I came back in. I was her pack and we were very attached to one another. Funny how that worked out - it just was.
My beautiful, sweet, sometimes neurotic girl transitioned peacefully
tonight at 7:10pm encircled by the love Marc and I had for her.
Always vigilant, she lived for me; she was MY girl. We had two very
good weeks where life was hopeful until Thursday afternoon when
I was reminded that a cure for her was not meant to be. Cancer has
its own timeline and by this afternoon it had made its decision.
Marley - CH Sunstead's Catch A Fire JH, was out of
Lena - CH Opus One Lena of Dunantul and
Siskel - CH Gold Run's Two Thumbs Up CD RN JH AX MXJ VC.
She was Best of Sweepstakes at the VCNC Specialty 2004,
Winner in American Bred VCA Nationals Bakersfield 2005 and
BOB over Specials at Chintimini KC in April 2006. She finished her
CH in eight shows handled by Christy Marley. She earned her JH in
four attempts and made us proud by scoring some 10's. In 2008,
she was bred to Kirby - CH Pirok Kirbi MH and produced
GCH CH Catch A Fire's Autumn Prairie Wind JH, Catch A Fire's
Sweet Autumn Patriot JH, Catch A Fire's Autumn Blaze JH,
CH Catch A Fire's Loki Haust, Catch A Fire's Red Sun Rising,
and Catch Fire's Escape Beneath A Harvest Moon. She is granddam
to Paloma's six pups whom she loved and cared for before they went
to their new homes.
Fly like the
wind,MaMoo - Dad and I will see you on the other side.
We were so very blessed to have you for 13 years 6 months and
Thank you to those who would have cheered her on in the Parade of
her breeder one last time.
It just wasn't meant to be.