We just lost a great friend

We got an email from our next door neighbors. They told us that the dog of their lives had to go to the bridge.

Lilly wasn’t well lately but she had new meds and was seizure free for over a month. You can tell by the 2012 picture above and the recent one belowSAM_0299

We found out from Lilly’s peeps in an email:

Wednesday morning we had to let go of Lilly. She began cluster seizuring Sun nite and then after I got home Monday afternoon it started again. We ended up getting her to the vet to get Valium injections to stop them. They were quite violent and unlike the previous ones. Came home with more Valium, had another at 10:30 and got it stopped with Valium but again at midnight. We brought her to the amazing emerg clinic on Cave Creek and 101.

We were hoping we could get the clusters stopped but were unsure of what brain damage occurred. She progressed a bit but the consensus of those vets were what I suspected. The reason of the seizures were taking over and I couldn’t let her continue in that confused state although she tried hard to lick a frosty paw Tues.

By Wed morning we felt it was time to let her go. We are beyond consoling and Pat is a mess.

We had planned to go skiing at Brian Head with grand boys when she had gone 33 days without a seizure. So we had to get out of that house so we went. Will be back probably tomorrow night.

As you know, it hurts bad, especially when there is no other dog to care for at home.

Just wanted you to know and that we won’t be able to talk about it as we start crying….

So, Blogville, please send Lilly’s peeps an email. It doesn’t have to be long and involved but please mention where you are located. It would help Lilly’s peeps to know that  they’re not alone and people care from all over. They don’t have a blog but read this one.


Lilly was a rescue greyhound. She actually raced walked three times and was last all three.  Lilly was a much better friend than a racer. Kenzie, Kyla,  Kaci and Kali all liked her. Kali stood on her hind legs to give Lilly face licks.

Not only are Lilly’s peeps devastated but we’re getting a body blow a week. Stuart, Kyla’s one year anniversary and now this.

Make this bird’s day. Send an email.



About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

69 comments on “We just lost a great friend

  1. We just sent them an email, so sad , and magnified by the fact that they wouldnt have had the love and support of Blogville!! So kind of YOU to inform us so that we could be there for them! You are a GOOG EGG.

  2. I am so very sorry to hear this! It has been a tough few months. Email already sent.
    I can picture Kali giving Lilly face licks…☺
    Ruby ♥

  3. Thank you, Kismet, for letting us know. As hard as it is to lose a family member, it has to be pretty powerful to have Blogville support.

  4. That makes sad. We know they have a huge hole in their hearts.

  5. So very sorry to learn of the passing of your friend Lilly. No more seizures now and even though her humans’ hearts are breaking, they must have some peace knowing she’s no longer confused and scared from what was happening to her. We’re sending hugs for her family – and for you all as you knew her so well.

    Love, Sammy

  6. Done. We are very sorry for this sad loss. Skyler B

  7. Done. Very sorry to hear. Of course you know how much it comforted my peeps when they lost their Sadie last Christmas. I hope everyone sends a note. We are all hurting for them. Losing a family member leaves a big hole in your heart. Even though my Mom has me now, she still cries for Sadie. Our prayers are with your friends.

  8. Done. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. We know that pain…words just cannot express…sending hugs and prayers.

  9. potp is published and I wrote a message to Lilly’s humans….I’m so sad with you…. seems this year starts the same way 2015 ended… :o( I’m just back from a last good bye visit, two of my Beagle friends lost their life in a hunting accident yesterday …. :o(

  10. It just keeps getting worse. My heart is heavy for Lily’s peeps. And for you. Doing it now.

  11. When we open our hearts to these marvelous animals our hearts are going to break when we have to say goodbye. “It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all through despair and hope, through faith and love. Till we find our place on the path unwinding.” I always like that quote fro the Lion King. I am just telling them here that we are saying a pray from them.
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Wish mom hadn’t read that at work. We will keep Lily’s peeps in our prays and send them an email.

    Aroo to you,

  13. Lily was beautiful. She will have grrrrreat furfriends to play wiff across da bridge.
    Hugs and wet kisses to her peeps.

  14. What a beauty Lilly was,Email send to her peeps love and hugs from us both,xx Speedy and Rachel

  15. We are doing it right now.
    stella rose

  16. Kismet mom and I send a log of purrs and prayers and hugs to all who loved Lily….she was surely a beauty
    Hugs madi

  17. I am so sorry for the loss of your neighbor. Such a pretty girl. I will email your friends, even though there are no words to stop the pain of such a loss. Hugs to all of you.

    And thank you for coming by for our Sam. .

  18. I sent an email. I read the Lilly’s Dad is/was an airline pilot, something I did for a while, and I know how attached you can get to loved ones at home when you spend so much time away.

  19. Any friend of you, is a friend of mine. Will gladly send an email to them. Thanks for being a great friend to so many!

  20. So so sad. I’m sorry for their loss.

  21. We are so sorry.. We are sending an email

  22. To all those that sent such kind words to help us through the lost of this special girl Lilly, thank you. If we didn’t love these furry four legged dogs so much, it wouldn’t hurt so much. But for all the wonderful days and adventures we had together, makes it worth the pain we know always come. It was a honor to be paired with such a hound.

  23. We will indeed send an email ..so lovely of you to put the word out about Lily..what a nasty time so many are having…much loves and hugs Fozziemum xxx

  24. So sad to hear about Lily. What a beautiful girl she was. Soft Pawkisses and purrayers to heal your pain ❤ ❤ ❤

  25. So very sorry for the loss of your friend, will send an e-mail to her peeps now.
    Marty’s Mom

  26. We sent our condolences. The pain lessens, but never completely leaves. We are so sorry.

  27. So sorry to hear this news, Kismet. It’s always sad losing a friend and neighbor, especially a sweet “40 mph couch potato.” We’ve sent our condolences. ღ

  28. Lily’s staff had a rough time of it.

  29. So sorry to read this xx

  30. I’m so sorry for the loss of your furry friend ❤

  31. Email sent as we just read this today. Kismet, you are a real pal. We understand your friend’s loss all too well.
    Mom doesn’t usually let us wander around the blog’oshpere as we tend to linger on the treats and toys sites. She will add your blog to our future reading material, though. She always gets a kick out of you.

  32. Always hard to have an animal you know go.

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