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The adventures of Kylie

Kylie's journey to kicking cancer's ass

The adventures of Kylie

RIP Kylie, you fought hard right to the end

July 21st, 2017 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

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I will be updating this more as the days go on, but just wanted to post a quick one today letting others know that Kylie lost her battle to osteosarcoma on Monday July 17, 2017. We are truly heartbroken. It feels like a piece of us is missing.

I will post more and add some awesome pics of her soon. Thank you to everyone who was cheering us on the whole way through this journey & for all your support at the end. It helped immensely.

I’ve logged on a couple times now with the intent on updating this blog but my heart is still broken and I didn’t even have it in me to pay her a nice tribute yet. There is just so much that’s happened. I can’t believe she’s been gone a month already. Some days are great but others are so hard. I just see her pic with that beautiful doggy smile and I just cry. I want so desperately to hold and kiss that furry face you have no idea!! But now instead she is in a beautiful cedar box on my mantle, as well as inside the necklace I bought that says “always in my heart” and has 3 (not 4) paw prints on it 😉 on the back it says Kylie with 2 hearts around it. We dog sat for Kevin’s sister one weekend a few weeks after Kylie passed. She’s a 3yr old yellow lab named Daisy. Kylie and her got along well, although Daisy can be very hyper (I call her crazy Daisy!) His sister ended up coming back the following weekend instead so we got to keep her a full week. It was so nice having a dog in the house again!! Definitely a different dog, different routines, personality etc. and she’s no Kylie, but still felt nice to hear dog nails on the floor and going for walks etc. I told Kevin one day when I was drying Daisy off after she was wet, “its weird she has 4 legs!” lol Funny what becomes your new normal haha! We were both sad again once we gave Daisy back. Truth be told, I think she was sad too. She got a lot of cuddles and special attention here I’m not sure she gets at home with her busy family & 2 kids. I know we are not ready yet to get another dog, but we definitely know we want another one. Just not yet.

The last days before we had to put her down were tough. We saw the Vet Sat. but couldn’t bring ourselves to put her down then. So we booked the appt booked for Monday at 4pm for the Vet to come to the house. So we had one last weekend to spend with her giving her extra attention, love, cuddles and for everyone who wanted to say goodbye, could do so. I know she wasn’t herself and she was getting worse, but I feel it was good for her too to have the opportunity to be with her family that last weekend before crossing rainbow bridge. A friend of mine I did not see for a few years contacted me that last weekend and offered to do a free photo shoot for us with Kylie. We got some beautiful pics, which we wouldn’t have if we put her down that day in the Vets office on the Saturday. I am in the midst of finalizing the vision I have for the Kylie memorial garden outside. As for inside, we have a white satin pillow with her photo on it (my friend had made) her wooden urn box with her name carved on top and some family pics of the 3 of us hanging in a big frame overtop the urn.
There really is no fitting tribute to her. She was one in a million and it would take a million dollars to spend to honour how much she meant to us. And as you know, doggy chemo is not cheap so we are very broke. Time to save up again. She was worth every penny though. We received a few signs from Kylie in those first couple days but nothing since. Maybe she is busy running around with her friends up there. Maybe she sees we are struggling along but doing OK. Maybe she is being more subtle and we are missing the signs!! 😛 Nonetheless I think we both still feel her around and in our hearts. We still talk about her every single day and then hug & sometimes have a short cry, or a laugh. That dog was friggin funny!! Her personality is not like any other dog I’ve ever met. I know there will never be another Kylie. Never. But I do know we have a lot of love to give and there are other awesome pooches sitting in shelters waiting for their forever home & a family to love them.

Thank you all so much for all your help, advice and support. This site is amazing and I will forever recommend it to anyone I know who might benefit from it. Please keep up the good work. Thank you also to those of you who suggested the Vet come to the house, instead of dragging her to the vet in her condition. I’m so glad our Vet agreed! She got to be at home, in her favourite spot on the couch with me holding her head and Kevin holding her paw. Our Vet was AMAZING with her and we will be forever grateful to her and the whole clinic for all they did for us and for her. I think she was pretty special in their eyes too because they mailed us a card from the animal hospital with all the staff signatures. As well as a donation in her name to a Vet university who does research. So we dropped off 2 dozen donuts to the animal hospital with her photo taped to the inside with a “Thank you for everything! love Kylie” Its the very least we could do. Here are a few from her photo shoot :)This was the day before we had to say our final goodbye.

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8 Comments so far ↓

  • rikntracy

    I’m so very sorry :(.

    Tracy & Zatoichi

  • otisandtess

    I am so sorry that Kylie has passed. It is so hard when we lose them, an emptiness in our home and in our heart. My thoughts are with you.

  • midnighter94

    I’m so very sorry about Kylie. She was such a sweet girl. I know you both loved her so very much.
    I’m sorry I haven’t posted as much lately, it’s been hard … but I’m sure you understand.
    Hugs to you both

  • Michelle

    I am sorry to hear about Kylie’s loss. Run free sweet girl.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  • Codie Rae

    I am so sorry you had to let Kylie go. I know it is devastating right now. I hope you can find peace in knowing that you were there every step of the way for her.

    Run free Kylie!

    Martha, Codie Rae and the Oaktown Pack

  • Brenda

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kylie was very loved by you and will take this with her on her journey. I am sure you will see her in special places and moment to come.

  • jerry

    It broke our hearts when Kylie got her wings. I know she’s the most beautiful Tripawd angel ever but it’s soooo hard.

    You did right by your girl, you never let her down and you helped her move on with dignity and love. No dog could ask for more. And just as she did in life, she will return the favor a million times over in spirit. When you see another rainbow, or a beautiful bird, or a twinkly sky, that is her gift to you. It is her way of saying “Ma, I’m doing great up here, see?” And you will, and you will see her again some day, guaranteed.

    Lots of love and condolences coming your way.

  • superkylie

    Thank you everyone so much!! xoxox

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