Kyla. Jalisco, Mexico July 26, 2002-Anthem, Arizona December 17, 2014


Kaci here with Kali at my side. In Christmas season, there’s a lot of getting and receiving gifts. December 2002, we received a gift from heaven. Today, we had to give her back. In September, we learned that Kyla’s melanoma spread and she had 1 to 6 months left with 3 being most likely. It was three months. For those 3 months, Kyla was pampered-anything for Kyla. Earlier last week, she started going poo in the house even though she had access to the dog run 24/7. We could have lived with that. She also started to not eat her apple that was on top of her food. She was on a pain med that had a side effect of hunger and normally Kyla was very food driven and perpetually hungry so a refusal to eat something was serious. Last Wednesday, the wheezing started when she inhaled. The peeps made an appointment for today, hoping that it would be cancelled and Kyla would rally, but her shivering indicated pain-even though she was on pain meds. She was keeping to herself in a corner or in her crate. Since last Thursday, the vet and the peeps have been trying everything and every med but it isn’t working. Knowing what the cause was of all this and the fact that Kyla was going downhill rapidly and would never improve, we kept the appointment. Kyla was released from her misery on the 17th at 11:31 in the morning Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7). She went downhill really quickly after being mostly normal since the diagnosis. I think that it is a blessing because we knew it was time and had it been slow and gradual, we would always wonder when the exact time for it was.

She left Casa Kyla for the last time and she knew what was happening and welcomed it. It was her final ride in her beloved ScottieMobile before she transferred to the express to the rainbow bridge. She handed me a packet and told me not to open it for a few days. I’ll honor her wishes. Even though everyone here knew it was coming and agreed with the timing, it’s still a real downer. Even though I have Kali, it is going to be tough for me. I missed Kyla when she went for her once every 25 days Addison’s Disease shot and she was gone for less than an hour.

Kyla really appreciated the Highland Games held in her honor in October. It was a time for food and fun and she was into those, even if it was like attending her own funeral. She wanted a celebration, not a mourning.  Unfortunately, 2014 was a bad year for Scottie females. First her good friend, Daisy. Then another good friend, Jazzi. She’s with them now. She’s also with her best friend, Kenzie who lived with her since March, 2003 when Kenzie was six weeks old until Kenzie crossed in October 2012.




Kyla told me to tell you that she wants everyone to not feel bad about her passing. She said she cheated death a couple of times before-with her Addision’s disease and her pancreatitis and that she lived longer than a Scottie is supposed to live. She never thought that a puppy mill puppy from Mexico would have such a wonderful life, a family that loved her very much and friends from around the world. “Tell everyone in Blogville that I loved them, I want everyone to continue to try to make the world a better place for animals and their humans. Please have a great holiday season and don’t dwell on me. No cheating-I’ll be watching.”

“Until we meet again.”

Kyla went out Kyla-style-eating treats.

About Kaci

I'm a rescue Chihuahua-West Highland White terrier mix in New River, AZ

67 comments on “Kyla. Jalisco, Mexico July 26, 2002-Anthem, Arizona December 17, 2014

  1. Our hearts are HEAVY with the Loss of such a Fabulous One… We know that she stayed as long as possible. We will think gentle and loving thoughts to help ease your Sorrow… Thank you for Sharing Kyla with US…
    F. E. and mom Lana

  2. We knew this was coming but it is still devastating. How thankful I am that I have known Kyla for the past few years. Peace be with you precious Kyla, you will be a part of my heart forever. May your peeps take comfort knowing you were loved and enjoyed by strangers all over. My heart is breaking…..

  3. Even though we knew this is was was on the horizon, the news is still hard to hear. We LOVE Kyla’s words o wisdom and will always hold them close to our hearts. We know you all must have sad hearts today. We are grateful we had the opportunity to be Kyla’s friend.

  4. We are honoured to have known Kyla, we will miss her wit & wisdom. Kyla was one of our first Blogville friends, she never missed a single one of our posts & always left a comment. We will miss you terribly Kyla-girl – until we meet again, love you to the moon and back & twice as much on Sundays.
    Wallace, Samuel & Robyn

  5. I’m sad I have lost my friend today but I know she is no longer in pain and she is with friends and loved ones who have gone on before her. Kyla, I will miss you and today I think you’d agree this is truly a Worthless Wednesday. Gentle nose nudges to your family as they grieve. Bye friend.

    Aroo to you,

  6. Condolences to your staff. It has been a pleasure knowing you here on this planet, and we will resume our friendship when I make it to the bridge. Godspeed Kyla – Godspeed. – your Scottie Friend, Angus

  7. Knowing the end never makes it any easier. But against all odds that tough pup had a heck of a great one. So sorry for the loss, I’m glad you have Kali to pour some extra hugs, love and tears into.

  8. Me and Nellie are so sorry to read of you loss. We loved reading about Kayla and family and your doings. We always enjoyed reading Kyla’s comments on our blog. She had a wonderful way of looking at the world. She will be missed by all of Blogland. Love from Nellie and Jasper.

  9. I’m so very sorry. She was one lucky gal to have a wonderful mom like you. I know you all pampered her to the end. I loved her too.

    Sending you tons of love and healing hugs. 🙂

  10. Hello Kyla & kaci’s Mom & family. Please accept my condolences on Kyla’s dash to The Bridge…she has been welcomed by Nylablue & Mingflower & Daisy & all her friends & she is looking down on you with love & devotion.
    I so hoped she would make it til after Xmas Day but these things are beyond our control.
    Hold on to Kaci for dear life; she wi;; pull you thru….
    The Games iN October were not a funerl at all; they were a celebration of your wonderful Scottie’s life & our friendship with her….
    Sending you gentle ((((hugs)))) & **purrss**
    Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha ❤ ❤
    ❤ KYLA ❤

  11. Though we knew each other for only a short time I came to treasure you and think of you as a best friend that I never met face to face. A hui ho, Kyla, until we meet again. Peace to the peeps and all who loved and cared for you.

  12. Even though we knew it was coming, there is nothing that can prepare you for the loss. Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with you

    She was quite a pup and blogville will never forget her courage, humour and sense of fun.

    Sending so much love to your hoomans

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  13. Save me a place at your side my love,
    Keep it warm with your goodness and grace.
    Light the way so that others may follow, but only when it’s their time to go.
    I will love you forever and always,
    And keep you in my heart.
    For there is no one, and never will be, to me
    a gal that’s as special as you.

    I promise to be there for Kaci and Kali, and Kismet and your loving peeps.

    Thank you for being my gal.

    Your boyfriend, Stuart

    PeeS Give ’em hell. Arrrr ROOOO! Show ’em who’s Boss!

  14. I am not going to be dismayed at this goodbye, a farewell is necessary before we can meet again and meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. Kyla TY4BAF Kyla you made me laugh and you made me cry you gave me memories that my heart will forever hold. Bless you And may the blessing of the earth be on you, … And may it rest so lightly over you dearest friend.
    Sweet William The Scot

  15. We stopped to paw our respects, soft husky wooooos,

    Nuk & Isis

  16. Kyla did not want us to mourn when she went to the Bridge – but it’s very hard not to. I only knew her a brief time but felt as though maybe we’d both “been around another time” perhaps together…..I loved her sense of humor and her love of life. I will hold our brief friendship in my heart forever – and when I get there myself one day I will definitely look her up and give her a hug – from one much loved kitty to a much loved Scottie girl. My Mom and I sent purrs and love…….heartfelt ones.

    Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam

  17. So very sorry for your loss…Kyla wuz one speshul gal.. we’ll miss her tons. Sendin’ big ole Texas-sized hugs yer way….Too many losses dis past year… we lost 2 of our kitties (and one in 2013), too many Blogville pals… here’s prayin’ 2015 will be a better year. Kyla sure was blessed to have such a wunnerful family, and we knows y’all feel blessed fur havin’ her in yer lives…

    Finley, Crockett and their Momma, Donna

  18. I are gonna miss ya so much Kyla. Now I’s da oldest terrierist girl around – well, I’ll aroo double for ya, ok?? Sendin lotsa westie hugs to da peeps and Kaci and Kali.

    Say hi to Kenzie for me and eat lotsa green beans up there.

  19. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and thoughts. Get has been great getting to know you and looking forward to meeting up with you again. Hugs and love to your family that is left behind.
    Your Friend, Bentley

  20. Though we knew it was coming, we are still shaken….
    We know she had a wonderful life and let you know when it was time to go. We’ll miss our friend. Thanks for the number plate so we can still see her every day.

  21. Oh we send you lots of hugs and purrs on this Kyla’s travel day to the bridge.
    In true Scottie style she did it her way and with 100% style. What a gal to be thinking of her friends today. We are glad her pain is gone. We enjoyed the Highland Games
    and Kyla knew she was loved!
    Lots of hugs madi and Mom

  22. We just got home………….we will be crying today and so will Susie and Sidebite…..but per Klyas wishes, we will call them tears of joy, for we know she is in a better place….you just know that she and Kenzie are off selling them green beans.

    Kylas Pals
    The Mad Scots, Mom & Dad

  23. Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss! Rest in Peace, Sweet and Beautiful Kyla!! ❤

  24. We are thankful we got to know you and your fiery spirit. All our hearts are heavy for your Peeps, but light for you as you are now free! Thanks to your Peeps for being wise for you. God bless.

  25. We are so sorry to lose our friend Kyla. Stuart and Kyla were the first Scottie friends on the web and we enjoyed watching their budding relationship. He must be as sad as Kaci, Kali, and the humans. When Scotties start shivering, not eating, and having accidents in the house, they are telling you that it is time. We know that it will be a sad holiday season for all of you. Please accept our sympathy for your lose. We will light a candle in her memory tonight.

  26. We didn’t know Kyla but we read about her at Susie & Sidebite’s and came by to say how sorry we are for your loss. And to leave a hug with some purrs and tail wags of comfort.

  27. We are so very sad to hear of Kyla’s passing. But we are glad that she will no longer suffer and is with Kenzie and her friends that went before her at the Bridge. We always looked forward to reading her posts and her comments on our blog and others. We were honored to have been able to celebrate her life at the Highland Games. We will truly miss a great Scottie gal. Sending much love and lots of Scottie hugs to you.

    Waggies and Love,
    Braeden, Seth, Riley and Mom

  28. I’m so sorry. My heart aches for you because i know exactly How you feel. Kyla will be missed and we all have loved being friends with her. She was loved very much and hang onto those wonderful memories. All of us are here for you in Blogville. Yes, Jazzi was there to greet Kyla and they are running free and probably to the nearest Taco Bell.

    Diana and Oreo

  29. We hadn’t know Kyla for long, but we always loved the comments she left on other blogs. So sorry you had to say goodbye today. We are sending you our love and prayers and pug hugs.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mom

  30. Reblogged this on Adventures at Run A Muck Ranch and commented:
    We lost a friend today. I was one of the fortunate ones who met Kyla in person. I wish I got to know her better.

    For anyone planting a garden, please plant extra green beans in Kylas honor.

  31. Even though we never met Kyla..we always loved to see her witty and humorous comments on peeps blogs..it is our loss we never met…she was clearly a very adored and loved pup and we know she will be at peace with all those sweet ones who have passed before….much love to Kyla’s family and hugs a sadly we all know to well the pain they are going through…much love Fozziemum xxxxxxx

  32. Oh gurls, my heart is breaking for you. I am going to miss her so much. She had real terriertude and told it like it is. Butts, underneath, I know she was just a pile of squishy furs. Kyla, I am glads you are not in anymore pain, and you are now free to eats whatever you want no matter how much fat it has in it!!! BOL Though, I’m sure it’s still gonna be covered in green beans! I am going to make myself a big pitcher of Green Bean Margaritas tonight, and toast to you and Kenzi…may you both run fast and free and cause as much trouble as possible….
    Ruby ♥♥♥

  33. Kali, Kaci, Kismet and Peeps We are sorry for your loss. Kyla was a special Scott, and will be missed, but she isn’t in pain now, and is with Kenzie. Give each other hugs, and remember all the good times.

    Noodledog and her person

  34. Our hearts are heavy and our eyes are leaking. God Speed, Kyla. We’re sending big hugs and prayers to your family!

  35. Our Hearts and prayers are with you and your Family,we are so sorry for your loss of your dearest Kyla.
    Angel Kyla run free and shine bright in the heavens above,till we see you again,
    xx Speedy and Rachel

  36. My heart is a heavy as a rock and my tears are running for a wonderful scottie-lady. You have a place in my heart, Kyla and I will always love you. There are no words what would help, I can only share my tears with you…

  37. Stay strong!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a dark hour. We are tearing as we write this.
    Run free Kyla. No pain and all the treats you can eat !

  38. Can’t type for the tears streaming down our faces. Kyla, you sure will be missed. Until we meet again my dearest friend …… xxxxx Bobby

  39. Reblogged this on Sparhawk Scotties and commented:
    Yesterday one of our oldest and dearest friends crossed the rainbow bridge. Today I shall spend time remembering, with a smile, a wonderful little scottie called Kyla. I’ll miss you, my dear friend.

  40. We are so very sorry to hear your sad news, we went through the same this time last Christmas and know just how sad you must be feeling. We are sending you lots of hugs and loves and hope that knowing other people are thinking of you and wishing you well may help you in some small way.
    Lots of loves, hugs and comforting licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  41. Dear Miss Kyla, we will miss you for ever and ever. You were a shining star in Blogville. Lots of love from Dougall and Floyd. Xoxo.

  42. Oh sweet Kyla, run free! We will be missing you here.

  43. Sending love and hugs. Run free Kyla. You will be missed.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  44. To Kyla’s mom and all those in blogville who loved her, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Tender thoughts and sweet memories of a special pup. ❤ Please feel free to chase our sheepies at the bridge; if anyone can give them a run for their money, a Scottie pupster certainly can. ~Monika & Sam

  45. Kyla, you came into this world as a Princess and left as an Angel. Love you forever my Furiend. Hugs and love to your peeps. xxoxxxxxxoooxxxxxooooxxxxxoooooxxxx

  46. Now that I’ve got my thoughts together and can see the keyboard without too many tears I want to say to Kismet, Kaci, Kali and the ‘peeps’ how very very sad it was to read this. Mama wants me to add that she’s thinking of you all, as am I, and that your beloved Kyla will be greatly missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing her. She brought a smile to our faces with her witty comments each and every time. Now she is at peace, across that bridge with her devoted Kenzie – may they reign supreme.

    I know you’ll be busy for a little while Kyla, but if you could please say hello to Gus, Finlay, Kelpie, Izzy and Agi for me that would be nice. Until we meet again …..

    RooOOoodles, Bobby

  47. Oh dear Kyla – you shall be so missed. Knowing the time was close did not seem to make this moment any easier. Our hearts are heavy and you are all in our thoughts.

    Edgar and his mum

  48. We just heard about dear Kyla and wanted to stop by to drop of a few hugs and lots of love.

  49. I’m so sorry. i know no words that could possibly help.

  50. We are sure all of Blogville has shed tears for Kyla. We are sorry. We will add you all to the new POTP page.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    Pee Ess – A new POTP page will be announced tomorrow. You can follow us at http://blogvillepotp.blogspot.com/

  51. Love and support to you sent during this most difficult time. You have been brave and wonderful. ❤

  52. We didn’t knew Kyla, but we want to bring our deepest condolences for your loss. Our dog died on a tumor, she was almost 18 years. Maybe Kyla meets her on her way to Furryland. Hope they can play with each other for a little while in good health. Soft Pawkisses ❤ ❤ ❤

  53. Kyla’s spirit is so strong, I’m sure she will be there to help her peeps and her sisters through this difficult time. Just listen closely and you’ll hear the AROO.

  54. I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Kyla well, but she sounds like a wonderful friend with an amazing heart and spirit. Run free, Kyla …

  55. Sending you our luv.
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  56. I’m sure this is difficult, please take care of yourself Kyla’s human. Kyla had a wonderful, long life for a scottie as you said. Sorry for your loss. *cries*

  57. I am so sad and so sorry to hear Kyla is gone from this earth. She brought me joy. I’m not a big blogger or commenter but I got seriously hooked on Kyla and her quick wit. You would think it’s crazy, people getting hooked on a dog over the internet, but that’s what happened to me. I fell in love with Kyla. She brought me smiles on bad days, just like my own pups do, but she was miles and miles away. My only wish is that I could’ve met her in the furs and rubbed her up. My thoughts go out to you peeps – I can’t imagine the amount of tears flowing in your house. I love you Kyla.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  58. Oh dear. My heart breaks reading this news. Kyla, you were one of our first (and best!) friends on Blogville. We will never forget you! We hope you are having fun with Kenzie and the other Scottie friends we lost earlier this year. Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  59. Oh Kaci, I was gone most of the week from Blogville and I missed this post. I am so sorry for the loss of your Kyla. She fought with great Scottie strength and spirit and brought a lot of joy to all of us in Blogville who knew her. We will miss her…and will keep her in our hearts as we celebrate the holidays, as she would want.
    Cairn cuddles,
    Oz (and Ma)

  60. Though we weren’t followers we knew of Kyla through Sammy and Nylablue and the Highland Games. Please accept our condolences and prayers during this very sad time. We know your grief, and we also know that you will see Kyla again. With love and prayers and purrs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo from The Cat on My Head.

  61. So sorry for your loss. RIP Kyla.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  62. I’m so sorry for your loss and so glad that you have your other pups to comfort you. -Erin and Fuzzy Dog

  63. I’m so sorry for only just popping by, I haven’t been around much.
    Sending love and hugs to you all. Kyla will be sorely missed by us all xxx

  64. I am so very sorry. I’ve been so sad since your card came. Just know we are thinking of you.

    Monty, Harlow, Aaron and Christine

  65. I am so very sorry Kyla that you had to leave this world. You are beautiful and will be so dearly missed. We will keep your memory close to our hearts and keep your humans in our thoughts and prayers. – Love Rachel & Rooney

  66. Have just discovered your blog so I hope you won’t mind these late condolences. I’m so sorry to read about your dreadful loss. Kyla was so obviously much-loved. All the best in dealing with your grief.

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