Passed over the rainbow bridge : November 2, 2013
Our little Zoe left us on April 23, 2014 after a very sudden and quick bout with Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia. IMT is an autoimmune disease that destroys the blood platelets, and as we now know, isn’t that rare in cocker spaniels. She was seemingly well and out with us biking on the previous Sunday, riding in her tail wagon and barking at everything that moved. And by early Wednesday morning she was gone. We are both so devastated. She had our hearts wound around her little paws. Our home seems so empty and quiet without her.
Zoe (Duchess051) adopted us on April 30, 2005. I was attending a baby shower for one of our Shorewood volunteers at the home where she was being fostered. Her foster Mom, Lynette Raether, let her out of her crate because of all of her loud fussing. Always hating being away from her humans, he came bounding into the living room and onto my lap. It was love at first sight. We would forever be a team. Our daughter renamed her Zoe, after the red Muppet of the same name. As a transport and placement volunteer with SCR, Zoe was witness and constant companion to many wonderful adoption visits that I have done over the last 9 years. I hope that some of you remember Zoe. She was a good little ambassador for what our group does.
I’m Still Here
Friend, please don’t mourn for me
May body is gone but I’m always near
I’ll never wonder out of your sight.
I’m the colorful leaves when fall come around
I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring.
When you start thinking there’s no one to love you,
I’m the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
We’ll always love you, little red dog.
Duchess [ADOPTED APRIL 30] is a two year old female whose hair is a red color. Duchess has a liver colored nose and light brown eyes. Her hair, nose and eyes are pretty close to the same color. She loves to play with balls and plush toys. She gets along well with cats but is dominant with other dogs. Duchess does not do well with children and we will only let her go to a home without children. Duchess loves to be wherever her people are and likes to go for long walks outside. As a Cocker however, her ears have a tendency to get yucky so she needs a owner who will be diligent about her diet and cleaning her ears. Duchess is housebroken and crate trained. She is a great dog looking for a great home!