Monday, October 22, 2012

Missing you, Grace

Grace passed away on 10.2.12  I had been dealing pretty well with her megaesophagus, for the last year.   Sadly though, we never were able to completely pinpoint what else was actually wrong with her.  The underlying condition that caused the mega.  We had been to an agility trial and conformation show the weekend before where she was her normal sassy funny self. She showed like the pro she was in conformation, smiling and wagging her tail the whole time. She ran agility and sassed and played and generally was wonderful, heck she even weaved that weekend.  But about a week later she crashed, where she ultimately went into organ failure so we helped her cross the bridge. To the end though, she was Grace, talkative and bossy, and she crossed the bridge while I held her and told her how much I loved her and asked her to come back to me someday.

Grace helped me become a better person and a better trainer, teaching me patience and persistence, she helped me learn how to live life with joy, she would take anyone and show them the ropes in conformation and helping them forget all about ring nerves with her bossy silliness.   She was a good mother to her children, as well as a good surrogate to all the guests we had. She was a special girl who's time was all too short.

Ch. Cardiridge State of Grace RA
UWP, AG1, URO1, UCD CH Cardiridge State of Grace - UKC's only Cardigan Super Dog
also titled in Teacup agility and APDT rally.

Dam to GCH CH Daybreake's Peaceful Dreams, CH Daybreake's Daydream Believer, Daybreakes Mariners Dream NW1, as well as Talie, Griffin, Timmy and Merlin beloved pets.

I miss you every day Pumpkin.


k9krazy10 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Grace. You have some wonderful memories to treasure. Hugs!

Tirana Deal said...

A beautiful tribute. So sorry for your loss❤

manymuddypaws said...

:( It's so incredibly difficult.

I am so sorry.

Jules said...

I am so sorry, Dawn. I continue to think of you and Grace. I am sending you much love.