To Keiko, The love of my life.

by Dane
(Atlanta, Ga.)

Keiko's last pic

Keiko's last pic

Keiko's last pic My baby Keiko & Bear Keiko & Dori

I lost my baby girl, Keiko, 4 days ago suddenly and my heart is broken in a million pieces.

Keiko came into my life 9 years ago at 5 weeks of age. On the way home, she started whining to get out of her crate. I took her out and she sat on my lap and fell asleep, she has not left my side until Wednesday.

Keiko was such a sweet, gentle and loving girl. She loved nothing more than rolling in the grass and chewing on sticks.

She was afraid of thunder and fireworks and she would try to hide under my shirt.

We took Keiko on every vacation, wherever we went, there she was. We even bought our house because she had plenty of room to run around and she seemed so happy here.

Keiko was about 20 lbs overweight and her Vet advised that we work on getting her weight down. We started taking short walks every other day and she was doing great.

On Wednesday we went to the lake for a walk and she collapsed, I had to pick her up and put her in the van. I sat in the back with her while my wife tried to get to the nearest vet.

5 minutes later Keiko passed away in my lap. I feel so horrible, I can't eat or sleep. I spent the last 9 years taking care of her and now I feel like I contributed to her death.

Did I push her too hard? Did I miss something? Did she have enough water? Was it too hot? or too dry? Was she in pain? Did she know that I was there? God, please forgive me. Keiko my baby girl, I am so sorry.

The vet thinks that her heart just gave out, but I don't know. I miss you baby girl and I hope you know how much I love you.

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have faith
by: Anonymous

Please do not blame yourself. God saw how wonderful she was and wanted to bring her to him. She had a loving family and wouldn't trade it for anything. I have lost furry family members before but I know they are in a better place, watching over me and drooling when I make dinner. :) Have faith that you will be together again someday, because you will.

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be kind to yourself
by: Anonymous

I understand so well because we have been there too. It's been almost 2 years since we lost Riggo and I still miss him everyday. We have a new golden who is wonderful but Riggo was that 'once in a lifetime dog'. Don't be too hard on yourself, I'm sure she knew how much she was loved, but the loss is immense.

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Lucky dog!
by: Anonymous

You didn't do anything wrong!!! You took wonderful care of your girl - don't ever doubt it. She was beautiful and so happy (you can tell from her pictures) She was loved and content - remember all the wonderful moments you shared. She was a lucky dog to have you!

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