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Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue!
In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014
Join date : 2012-08-13
Location : Nebraska
|Subject: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:17 pm|| |
Alright. I'm finally ready to do this.
Sheba was..amazing. She really changed me as a person and as a dog owner, and I owe her so much for that. She was always such a little spitfire from the moment I brought her home. She always made me laugh, she was always looking for new ways to entertain everyone. She had a light about her..she always had that husky smile on her face, and she always had a glint in her eyes that meant trouble. She could go from zero to 60 in a millisecond, and her zoomies never failed to bring me to tears. I loved howling to her and hearing my pretty baby girl talk back to me. She was a typical little Sibe girl.. when she got that little husky hair up her butt, she would talk back to me, dodge my hugs and kisses, stick her butt at me and act like I didn't exist..and then come up and give me a big huge nose boop and a kiss. Sheba knew when I was upset, and she would lay by me for hours and give me kisses and nose boops..that's one of the things I loved about her the most. She was more in tune with my emotions than I ever gave her credit for.
Sheba had to be PTS due to behavioral seizures that caused her to attack the other dogs, objects, and finally myself. I spent thousands on medical tests, behaviorists, vet behaviorists..anything and everything. I am at peace with my decision now. I know my baby girl was not happy, and my other dogs weren't happy. The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner, for her sake. The hardest thing we pet owners do is making that decision. I feel there is a lot of stigma around putting our dogs to sleep for mental problems, but they are very real and they very much do affect our dogs. Most people can make the objective decision when it comes to physical aliments, but many people cannot when it comes to mental aliments. There is no shame in making the decision to put a dangerous dog to sleep. There is no shame in making the decision to put a dog that is not happy for whatever reason to sleep. We cannot fix every animal that comes into our lives, and I wish more people would realize that. I never quiet realized the stigma around making that decision for a mental reason, but now I do.
Sheba meant the world to me. She tested me in every way possible, and I will never be thankful enough for what she taught me. This will probably be my last visit to the forum, I just don't feel I have anything to offer anymore and her being gone still kills me. I miss her every single day. I look at her urn every single day. I look and cry at her pictures almost every single day. Sheba was everything I could have wanted in a Husky. She was beautiful, she was loving, she was independent, she was mischievous, she was hard headed, she had the funniest bark I'd ever heard, she was obedient, she was my rock. I have no doubt she is watching over me and the other dogs.
Join date : 2012-06-19
Location : New Mexcio | Germany
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:41 am|| |
I'm so sorry, Kelsey.
I know things were incredibly difficult with you and Sheba. She is now free from all her troubles and is happily watching over you and your family. You are definitely a strong person to be able to make the best decision not only for you, but for her.
Join date : 2012-06-13
Location : Denver, CO
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:03 am|| |
Kelsey, every time I think about Sheba I get choked up. You did what was best for her. And I completely understand your want to not be around here anymore, but I think everyone here would be more than welcoming of posts about Kennedy, Kyzer, and Promise (is that your third? I forget)
Lots of hugs.
Join date : 2013-06-26
Location : Wisconsin
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:22 am|| |
Sorry about Sheba. You did everything you could for her and then some. You offer a lot of insight to the forum, so I hope you'll be able to return in time, but do what is best for you. Time does help and makes it a little easier. I think when we put animals to sleep, we tend to put the most pressure on ourselves versus others around us. Just keep that in mind and know that you did much much more then most people would have before making that decision.
|Playing with the Big Dogs|
Join date : 2013-12-04
Location : Idaho
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:47 am|| |
It broke my heart when I heard about how Sheba was doing and that you had to make that difficult decision. Honestly I think that would be one of the hardest things to have to deal with as a dog owner.
Join date : 2014-06-26
Location : west Texas
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:10 am|| |
Kelsey, I think of you often and wonder how you have been doing these last few months. You are a wonderful asset to this community, so I hope in time you will be a part of the group again. You poured your heart and soul into that beautiful girl(as well as the rest of you beautiful dogs), you deserve great credit for doing the most loving thing a pet owner can do, and that is to let our cherished companion run truly free.
Take Care of yourself, and many Hugs,
Join date : 2012-07-11
Location : Berwyn, IL
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:32 am|| |
Kelsey, I'm so sorry you're going through this. I had to make the same choice seventeen years ago for a dog who's behavior was very similar to Sheba's. I know it's not easy, but you made the right decision and you did everything possible for her. She will always be with you and a part of you. I hope you stick around here, we all would love to hear more about your other fur babies. Hugs.
Join date : 2013-09-24
Location : Billerica, Mass.
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:51 am|| |
What a touching memorial. I've been thinking about you, too, and I hope this visit to the forum isn't your last. You're always welcome here. Wishing you peace and comfort to move forward but never forget Sheba.
Join date : 2012-08-13
Location : Nebraska
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:55 am|| |
Thank you everyone. It means a lot to have some support. I will admit I have been feeling kind of forgotten, so I really appreciate you guys. I may pop in from time to time, I am not sure. Maybe post a little about Promise, my newest rescue who I named in Sheba's memory. I think that would be nice.
I do want to say that while I was typing this out, I was eating ice out of my Sonic cup, and from literally no where, there was a Sheba hair in my cup!! It was crazy! There is just no where it could have come from. My shirt had just come out of the dryer and had been washed multiple times since I said goodbye. It was literally like it fell from the sky. I couldn't help but laugh..she still surprises me. I feel like I can hear her howl sometimes. I will never forget her, and only have an eminence hatred for the heartless puppy producer that brought her into the world and I wonder how many of her siblings suffered the same fate, or still may be suffering. Sheba had so, so much to offer. It just wasn't fair.
Join date : 2013-02-21
Location : Ohio
Join date : 2013-12-20
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:43 pm|| |
A beautiful memorial Kelsey. I am so sorry you had to go through this heartbreak but am absolutely certain you did right by Sheba. You have not been forgotten!
|Subject: Re: In memory of my baby girl Sheba. 5/3/2012-9/8/2014 || |
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