Goodbye Nell-Dog 9/19/99 – 3/13/13

Nell 3.13.13 (1)Yesterday we took our 13 1/2 year old Sussex Spaniel (Nell) to the vet and found out she had cancer. She had to spend the night at the vet for a few procedures, but it was decided that we would keep her comfortable and enjoy time with her as long as she was not suffering. They took her out for two walks at the vet today and when they went to get her ready to go home, she was gone. Just went to sleep. I will miss our “chocolate dog” for the rest of my life. When she would look at me with her sweet face – it was always with such appreciation and love for being rescued from her previous “home”.

The Vet was wonderful. Gave us plenty of time. She had Nell wrapped in a warm, soft blankie, and she lit a candle.

Goodbye my sweet Nell-Dog. Thanks for coming to live with us. There are lots of friends ready to greet you at the rainbow bridge: Scooter, Max, Lolly, Mayor Chaps, Emma, and of course Rugs. It’s warm there, the grass is always green, and there’s plenty of snacks. I will miss you for always. Nell 3.13.13 (2)


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  1. Oh, what a shock…I am so sorry Kerry. So, very sorry. We are all honored in bassethoundtown that you shared Nell with us. Nell was the reason we are now friends. I found you via a google search for Sussex blogs. You were actually the only one. I am heart broken for you and your family. We love you Kerry…I am just so sad…Cat and Daisy Lynn and all the residents of

  2. How very sad to read about Nell! I am so sorry!

    I can’t help but think of what a hard stretch you have had lately. Know that you are not forgotten; I continue to pray for you and your family.

    I hope that along with the coming of spring, some of the difficult circumstances in your life will take a turn for the better.

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  4. It’s a sad day when a family member leaves us to move. Remember , although not here in the physical body, her spirit will always be in your heart. God Bless, Debbi, Tom & Remedi Sussex

  5. Cindy, Jethro, Oz, Harriet and (Rugs ATB)

    I am in shock too. I always thought Nell was a beautiful dog. And I know she was so happy in your home after being abused. Please know that she had a fabulous life with your family. I think about Sophie and hope that she can get through this. It’s so very hard losing one of a bonded pair.

    Give Sophie a big hug from the Doyle hounds. Give her 3 big hugs from them all. Know that we are all here for you.

    Hugs and slobbery kisses,
    Cindy, Jethro, Ozzie, Harriet and Rugs (ATB, helping Chaps to show Nell around)

  6. Dear Kerry,
    My sympathy to you and Hannah and all. Thank the Lord that you rescued her and gave her the last years of her life in joy and care. Thank you for caring for her and bringing life to her.
    Hope that you know how many dogs you have saved on God’s command that we care for the animals of the creation.

    Love and pray for you!

  7. so very sorry…a sad day indeed. may the trip to the bridge be gentle & smooth. may there be no traffic & light winds. safe passage little nell. god speed!

    lois & the jersey houndage
    buster, miss sally & missy lowla

    from one michigan peep to another (it’s been a while but a chunk of my heart & soul is always there..maybe she’s gone on a fudge run? )

  8. It was with a heavy heart that I read your blog today. I am sorry to hear about Nell. I was shocked to read that. My dog Muffin that I had prior to Ollie passed away the same way-at the vets. I couldn’t get there fast enough. I will keep you & your family in my prayers. You will always carry her in your heart. {{{HUGS}}} Sandy

  9. Deepest sympathy to all your family.
    I can picture Special Angels hugging her right now.
    who could help loving an LBD?

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