[box style=’info’]This story was sent by Cathy Childress from Freeland, Maryland[/box]
This past year has been very hard for us. My Lexi girl got a bump on her leg and in a week started to grow.
I made vet appointment took her in. We scheduled surgery to have it removed but during pre-surgery tests found out she was having trouble with her heart and couldn’t do surgery. We watched it get bigger and she grew weaker. We had her on heart meds but they didn’t seem to help much. She started to retain fluid and I knew it was probably time to let my baby go.
I made appointment for it to be done at home on her favorite bed. Well I came home from work that morning and I’m a bus driver so I get to spend all day with her until I go back out in afternoon and we all took turns laying beside her comforting her. I just took my jacket off laid my arm around her and she looked at me as if to say its time. And she took her last breath in my arms. It still hurts so much. I miss her so much everyday.
Well one week after she passed my male boxer started limping and I called vet to come out to house. He said he pulled muscle and gave him meds. Week later he still isn’t walking on it and now has small bump. I called vet to come back out and he takes x-rays. My worst fear came true… He has a tumor.
I don’t know how i have made it through this year. My Lexi girl is buried in back where I planted two rose bushes. I sit and talk to her still.
She was the most loving boxer you ever met. She had her own personality. She used to lay beside me and sleep on my pillow. I miss her. And pray that my Zeus will be OK and my ms. Beasly stays strong.
They are my world. It breaks my heart to read some of the stories people giving up their babies. Which is how we got ms. Beasly, Lexi’s sister because the guy who bought her when we bought our Lexi didn’t want her because she licks everything… I like boxer kisses 🙂 So i gave her a home. They are my family and will be till the end. Thanks for reading my story!