Losing another Family Dog | A Tribute to Findlay

I’m sorry to say that Ms. Findlay (my grand dog) did not make it. She had a blockage in her intestines. They did surgery. Her bloodwork wasn’t good so they did a plasma transfusion (?) and that did not work and they went back in for a 2nd look and found 8 inches of infection in and around her intestines and put her down because her survival rate was next to nothing. Bottom line, she just couldn’t heal properly from this. Everyone is a bit devastated. They didn’t get to have proper good byes or be with her like you usually do. No one knew it was going to be this serious. Everyone prayed. God had other plans. My daughter recognizes that and knows God knows what He is doing and knows the reasons why. It’s been a hard year for dogs in our extended family. It’s been a hard year for everyone in many different ways. As my daughter and I talked yesterday she said “God is building character within us”. “The end times are getting closer” and basically the heat is being turned on so that the focus is applied where it needs to be.

Our hearts hurt however, at the loss of our very unique and loving little Findlay. Dogs have such personality, each one. Findlay was playful, loving, funny, and sometimes had us scratching our heads as she loved her dog beds just a little too much, lol (she humped them, lol). She loved to chew on things including her beds. She wanted the stuffing out of them. She was curious. She was smart. She was energetic. She was mostly potty trained and would run around in circles in front of you to let you know she needed to go out. She was mostly obedient. But most of all she LOVED Little Roo. She was a good little girl and learned to say she was sorry when she made a mistake (Katy taught her, lol). The kids (they’ll always be our kids) will be sad and hurting for a few days. The pain will get better. The fond memories will remain. But they will miss her. And we will too as she will not be there to greet us when we arrive in Texas in November.

I’m asking my blog buddies to leave comments in today’s entry for Katy and Cody to give them love and encouragement after the loss of their little sweet Findlay girl. It’ll be a hard few days. But it will help them so much to hear your words of comfort.

I tried to find the video where Findlay was chasing bubbles and Little Roo was laughing. I could not locate it. But our thoughts are with them today and we will all miss our little Findlay. She has been a great pet. I’m glad Little Roo got to meet her but he probably won’t remember her when he grows up. He’s just too little.

Thanks in advance for any comments and encouragement you can leave for my daughter and son-in-law and Little Roo. I appreciate you and I know they do too.

Bye my little Findlay girl. You rest within our hearts always. Give my love to Roger, Maisy, Tugie, and all our little fur baby friends when you see them in God’s “Rainbow Bridge”. And thanks for being the wonderful little being that you were!

21 responses to “Losing another Family Dog | A Tribute to Findlay”

  1. The beauty and unconditional love that these animals give to us and that we give to them I believe is the most powerful energy on this planet❤️thank you to your pup for bringing this energy to you and many others on this planet 🌎

  2. I am so sorry to read this! May your family find peace that Findlay is no longer suffering and one day open their hearts to another animal in need. May you and they share the good and fun memories of Findlay and let your emotions go. God Bless

  3. Katy, Cody and River,
    My heart breaks for you today.
    Findlay touched places in your heart that humans can’t access.
    She was a funny little angel girl & will live on in memories forever.
    There’s no right or wrong way to grieve your loss. No time limit. I know these first few days can be devastating. But your tears will turn to smiles as you remember her and days pass.
    God bless you all,

  4. Dear Kate, I was so very sorry to read Mums news today about the unexpected death of lovely Findlay. You are going to miss her so very very much. I actually remember back to when you got her all these years ago and how you knew right from the start that she was going to be your “ pal” for ever. You have been wonderful to care for her over the years. Shed tears and wipe them away think back to all. the lovely and happy days you have been privileged to share…
    Sending my love , and my tears too. God Bless

  5. Katy, Cody, River, George and Sonya:
    Bless your hearts. I know you are hurting. I pray that you will treasure the memories of Findlay. When we lost Krypto, I cried for several nights because he was my shadow from the time I walked in the door until I left. I know you will miss him but I pray the memories will be comfort in the days ahead.

    Love you all!!!

  6. Findley was really a great girl and was loving to her human brother. Too bad she did not get to share that with him for a long time. A baby and a furry are unbreakable bonds

  7. Coming out of hiding to send a message about the pup.
    Dear Katy, Cody and River. When I read the news about your beautiful little dog, Findlay I was shocked and very sad. Losing her so young is just not fair. Life can be so cruel sometimes. May Findlay rest with all her friends now and run free of pain and having as many little snacks as she wants now.

    Wrapping you all in a hug,

  8. So very sad to hear about Findlay. So sorry this precious family member left this life far too soon. Please give Katy & family my condolences. And you have my deepest sympathy too Sonya. Losing a pet is one of the most difficult things. They give us unconditional love and support every day. And losing that is tragic for sure.

    • Yes it’s been heartbreaking for all. We loved her and especially hard on Cody, Katy who was with her every day! While she won’t ever be replaced I hope they get another one when they are ready.

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet can be incredibly difficult, especially when the circumstances are unexpected and sudden. It sounds like Ms. Findlay was a beloved member of your family and her passing has left a hole in your hearts. It’s comforting to hear that your daughter is finding solace in her faith and recognizing that there may be a greater purpose behind these difficult times. Sending you and your family love and healing during this challenging time. Thank you for sharing your story.

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