Sunday, February 21, 2010

The 3 P's are now the 2 P's. Poppy has gone to the bridge!

At 2:30 this morning, Patches barked to let me know that Poppy was sick. I got up, checked on Poppy and she was standing in the hallway. I asked all 3 if they wanted to go outside. All 3 went out, but Poppy wouldn't go down the steps. When Penny and Patches came back in, Poppy came too, but was very unsteady on her paws. I tried to get her to get back in her bed, but she wanted to come into the computer room instead.

About a half hour later, I heard a noise, so I got up to check on Poppy. She was stumbling around and trying to get to the back door. I picked her up and took her down the steps, but she wouldn't do anything. At that time, I made the decision to take her to the emergency vet. I carried Poppy back up the steps and laid her down by the door to the garage while I got dressed. I, then closed the gate between the living room and kitchen so Patches and Penny wouldn't escape while I took Poppy to the Tahoe.

While I drove her to the ER, she tried to lift her head several times and I kept petting her head and telling her it would be okay. I forgot to grab my cell phone, on the way out the door, so when we got there, I beat on the door and honked my horn. Finally, I saw an after-hours call button and just laid on it until I saw a person.

When the technician came out, he took one look at Poppy and said, "I think she's dying". He immediately took her inside, but by the time we got in there, she was gone. The vet came in and checked her and said she was definitely gone and his best guess was cancer. He told me that some canine cancers never show any symptoms until it's too late.

My question, right now, is: Just how much does God think I can take? They say God only gives you as much as you can handle, but right now, I'm thinking he's pushing it a little too far!

Rest in peace and find Dad at the bridge, my sweet Poppy!

Lana (Mom to the now 2 P's)


Faya said...

Oh Lana I am so sorry for Poppy. This is terrible. Life is so unfair. But I am sure Penny and Patches will take a good care of you. We love you so much.
Kisses, VĂ©ronique, Faya & Dyos

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my god Lana........I cant believe it. I'm too shocked for words. Rest in Peace sweet Poppy.

D xx

The Black and Tans. said...

Oh Lana this is truly awful, our eyes are filled with tears.

Rest in peace Poppy.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and H.

Molly the Airedale said...

OMG! We are speechless! We are devastated! Our hearts totally go out to you, Lana! Rest in peace, Poppy. We will miss you.

Maggie, Mitch and Sue

Inky and Molly said...

Heavens, our hearts are breaking for you. This is one big hand you are being dealt there.
Don't even bother to ask why or why now, there is no answer to that.
If Poppy had cancer we can find comfort in the fact that she obviously wasn't in pain for long.
If there is anything you feel we can help you with, please let us know.
I, M, T & E

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Lana - I just don't know what to say. My heart is just breaking for you :(

Run free sweet Poppy - you will be missed.


Dexter said...

Oh sweet little Poppy! That is just awful news. You were there with her and she knew it. She will take good care of her dad across the Rainbow Bridge.

Mango Momma

Lacy said...

sad sad woofs, me just not know what to say..me is sorry..she meeted her daddy for sure..ur in me thoughts and prayers..RIP Poppy, run with the wind..

a sad,
angel lacylulu
and mama..

Niamh said...

Poor Lana, Patches and Penny. We are so sorry that we don't even have the words to tell you. We are thinking of you in this awful time.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose & Barbara

Lucia said...

Oh Lana ... this is so very, very heartbreaking. Please know that I will be saying extra prayers for you, and definitely keeping you in my thoughts. If I can do anything, just say the word.

Lucia and her girl

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Lana, we are full of tears here this morning as we read this very sad news. Life sometimes seems so unfair. We are so very sorry you have to go through this.

Hugs, the OP Pack and Mom

Unknown said...

We are at a loss for words. We are so very sorry. Mango is right.. Poppy was comforted by you being there and now Poppy can run free with dad.

Much sympathy and our hearts go out to you.
norwood and debi

Huskee and Hershey said...

Sometimes life/fate deals you with blows below the belt and I think this is one of those times!! We are at a loss of words at your sudden loss of Poppy. This is too unfair! Thinking of you sweet Lana, hang in there.. The worst is over and believe that things can only get better. (((hugs)))

tula monstah said...

truly heartbreaking... just know we're all sending the best wishes & thoughts to you:) run free Poppy.

hugs & kisses,
tula & dee

Ruby Bleu said...

I'm so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lots of licks, Ruby and Michele

H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

I am so very sorry.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Lana, I am so sorry to hear this. I wish I had so me words of wisdom to give you or some sage advice. But all I can offer is love and hugs across the miles.

Run free, dear Poppy.

Lynn and the Rocky Creek Gang

Gus said...

We are so sad to hear that you have lost yet another loved one. Take comfort in the fact that she and her beloved Dad are together, and they will wait for you at the bridge.

Gussie, Muzzer and Teka

Asta said...

I can't begin to understand, and am filled with such sadness I don't know what to say.
My heart is breeaking yet again. Farewell sweet Poppy..I know you will find your Daddi , please comfort your poor mom..this is much too much
Sad smoochie kisses from ASTA and Mommi

Raising Addie said...

...tears... we are so sorry.

Lots of luv & kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Our hearts are breaking for you. Hugs ~Alasandra, Artemisia, Socks, Scylla & Fenris

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Words simply fail us -

We are so sorry for your loss -

It is so not right -

I'll be adding Poppy to the transport tribute for today -

I hope she and Shari have found their special furiends and shared much love -

Khyra and a tearful Phyll

Scooter said...

I am Jazzi and was sent by Kyrha. I am so sorry about Poppy. I never knew her but she seemed like a neat dog. Our prayer is that your family will be comforted and be able to handle all that God will give to you. There is a reason, although we dont see it at the moment.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

WE are so sorry to hear the news. Hang in there. We know it is a lot all at once but you will get through this. Everything happens for a reason..
Our prayers are with you...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Jack & Moo said...

Lana, we were so deeply saddened to hear about Poppy from Khyra, you've had more than ypour share of grief recently. We're holding you & yours in our hearts & prayers.

sad woos,
jack a-roo, moo too, & biped Pat

Ina in Alaska said...

We are stopping by from Khyra's blog to tell you how sorry we are for all your tears. We cannot make them go away surely but we send you our love and many hugs. So so sorry... Poppy probably is reunited with her Dad now. All dogs go to Heaven on the Angel Express. Sending you peace on the wings of an eagle. xoxoxo

The Florida Furkids said...

We read about Poppy on Khyra's blog too. We're so sorry that Poppy had to leave for the Bridge. We think she wanted to be with her Dad.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

ThePainterPack said...

Lana, we are so deeply sorry for this second tragedy. I don't think any of us can know how you feel, but we can offer love and prayers to you and your family. I can't help but wonder if Poppy was so saddened by the loss of your husband that it was too much. Animals are so sensitive. Regardless, we love you and are here if you need anything.

Painter Pack Mom, Sherri

The Airechicks said...

We are so heart broken -

Hold on - we've got lots of AIREHUGS for you & the girls.


Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

There are no words to express how much sadness is in our hearts for you. Sending love and prayers.

Diana Chiew said...

Hi Lana, we came over from Rocky Creek Scotties'. We are sorry of your loss and that Poppy has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Hope you will be strong during this trying time. You will be on our minds.

- Santa, Minnie, Christmas and their Aunty Diana

Tabatha said...

I dont even know what to say. I know that at times like this sorry is just not enough. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday and we are praying that God gives you the strength that you need right now.

Stella said...

With deepest sympathy, we reach out to you and your family.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Words excape me here, Lana...I don't even know what to say...I don't even know how you managed to carry her....this is unfathomable....

It does sound like she had been ill, but had no symptoms...I would far rather have a pup cross that way, but the reality is the suddenness of your loss...on top of your husband's death.

You do have strength...so much inner strength...but we agree this is pushing it....

Please please know we are lighting candles and will be spending the day in prayer for you.

We love you Lana...you are not alone...

Marilyn and the terriers

Bogart H. Devil said...

Lana, Penny, and Patches...

We are so very sorry to hear the new about Poppy. I'm sure that your dad was there waiting for her and will take good care of her...

Sending you the biggest Aire Kisses possible...

Lulu & Bogart

houndstooth said...

We read about Poppy's passing on Khyra's blog and stopped by to offer our condolences. I am so sorry! There's never a good time for a loss, but some times are sure worse than others. We'll be thinking of you in our prayers!

Lorenza said...

We are so sorry to know about Poppy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lorenza and mom

Nelly said...

Oh Lana, we're so sorry to hear about Poppy! This is so hard for you, but your sweet little girl needed to be with her dad! At least the two of them are together now.
Nelly, Finn & Elke

Anonymous said...

Holding you tight in our thoughts and prayers. So very very sorry for both of your losses.
May the AireAngels give you solice in knowing you are cared for.

The Desertdales

Bijou said...

Sorry for your loss. Hang in there.

With sympathy,
Bijou, Banjo and Mom

Moose said...

I am speechless. After all that you have already endured this is just heartbreaking news. Having been through a similar one two punch over 10 years ago, I can say that time heals, but never fast enough for us. I hope that Penny and Patches can help you through and know that lots of friends are behind you, Big hugs.
Moose's Momma

The Brat Pack said...

We're just heartbroken for you. So, so sorry. Sending healing vibes your way.

Maryann & The Brats

Jans Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry about Poppy and understand that this is extremely painful for you, but please don't blame God. We can not begin to imagine your grief after so recently losing your husband and we have no words. Just lots of warm purrs, tail wags and {{{hugs}}}.

Maxmom said...

Our hearts break for you!
Please take heart in the fact that you are surrounded by our love.
We pray for your strength.
With all our love

Randi said...


speechless...wordless...only tears...

We are thinking of you...praying with you...& sending so much love...

Run free Sweet Poppy & Find your Dad at the bridge...

Love & Licks,

ScrapsofMe said...

Oh my dear Lana and the 2 P's, my heart is aching for what you all are going through. The 3 P's always delighted me with their 'sisterly' antics. I can only lift you up in prayer for comfort during this time and send you a big virtual hug.

Pam, Bonnie's typist

White Dog Blog said...

I read about Poppy's passing on Khyra's blog and just wanted to extend our sympathies. You have been asked to shoulder an incredible amount of heartbreak and loss and we ache for what you must endure. Right now there are no words of comfort we can offer that will erase your suffering (although we wish we knew some). Know we are here to lean on and to offer loving support. Feel our paws and arms surrounding you and sharing your grief. Poppy, enjoy everlasting youth and happiness on the other side of the Bridge. Be there with kisses of welcome when it is time for your loved ones to join you. May you all find peace.

doyle and mollie said...

oh lana - we think its too much for anyone to handle
we know poppy will find her dad, maybe that is why she decided to go now... loves and licks!

Sally Ann and Andy said...

We don't know what to say. We are so sorry. You have had so much to deal with now, but you will be able to get through it all. If you ever want to meet Mommy for Lunch, let me know, and I'll pass it along to her.
Sally Ann

The Oceanside Animals said...

So sorry to hear about Poppy, on top of everything else. :-(

hkairedalespack said...

Lana, we are so sorry to hear about Poppy. Mommy and I are still crying. This has been a horrible past 10 days. We wish you strength, you and the girls will make it through.
Hugs, Miley and Pat (Miley's Mom)

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh my gosh. We just read about this on and Lacie and Stanny's blog. We are stunned and practically speechless. Through tears we want you to know we want to surround you with love and comfort and support. It seems you have a nearly impossible amount to shoulder and carry right now ... without any reasonable explanation as to why. Some of life's curves are simply beyond our understanding. Know we care deeply for you Lana, and we hope you feel our loving support. Reach out to all your resources. They, and we are here for you.

Jake and Fergi, Sally and Nina

Donna said...

Rest in peace, Poppy.

Sketching with Dogs said...

We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace Poppy.
Lynne Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Koobuss said...

Oh Lana,

We are so sorry to hear this. How sad. Poor Poppy went so quick. We had two fox terriers in the past who died the same way. Cancer hit them and in no time they were gone. We barely noticed that they were ill. By the time we did, and got them to the vet, it was too late.

Looks like Dad was lonesome and needed one of his girls to be with him. Now he's not alone.

We send you our deepest condolences at this most difficult time. We send you, Penny, and Patches a big hug from us and Koobie sends lots of healing Koobuss Kisses to help wash away your tears.

Koobie and Family

Sally said...

This is such horribly sad news - we cannot believe it - we are so sorry for you - you are in our thoughts and hearts - I send you all my hugs and Sally and Paddy send gentle kisses - please lean on us if you need to

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Dear Lana,

I so so wish I could get over to you and give you the biggest hug ever, but sadly I can't.

I was so shocked to read your post, and so sad to read about Poppy.

Sometimes life is a total bitch, my thoughts are with you.

So so so so so sorry.

your friend, Jeannie xxxxx

The WriggleButts said...

We wish we could say something magic and make all the pain go away, but instead we're just left in tears with nothing sensible to say at all. We're so very, very sorry, though.
We know you can get through this somehow and we'll all be here for you when you need us.

Ane & the boys


Dear Lana,

I just don't know what to say. I do know though that Poppy is in peace now and pain free as with your husband and there is a blessing in that.

However, it doesn't take away the pain that you are experiencing and I pray for peace and comfort for you in knowing that they are both in a wonderful place and together.

Riley, Star and Stephanie.

the many Bs said...

oh Lana, we are so sorry about Poppy. it was so sudden and unexpected. we don't know how you can survive it, but you will. you are stronger than you know. the other 2Ps need you now and you need them. we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.


MurphyDog said...

oh gosh, words just can not express how sad Mom is for you. Mom is praying for you to have strength and peace during this difficult time.

wags, wiggles & extra slobbers

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

My heart is heavy with hurt. Sooo sorry for your double loss.

River said...

We are stunned and very, very sad. We enjoyed reading about the 3Ps so much. All of us here are thinking of you and sending hugs.

love & wags,
River & crew

Peanut said...

We are so sorry.

Eric said...

Dearest Lana, I have only just seen your post. Words fail me, this is so awful. Poor poor Poppy. My heart goes out to you. We are sending love, thinking of you and praying for strength for you. Please look after yourself.

Love B and Eric x

Mochi and Bali said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Mochi & Mommy

Duffy said...

I am so sorry to hear of the tragedies that have come your way. My heart goes out to you and all my prayers. This is so incredibly sad.
Much love to you.
Karen and Duffy

Ruby's Raiser said...

We are so very sorry for your losses and send you our deepest condolences.

Peppy Sheppys said...

We are so so sorry for your sudden sad loss. You are in our thoughts.

The Sheps.

Southbaygirl said...

Lana, Penny and Patches,

We are so very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Poppy! I have no words that will make you feel better! The loss of a furkid is so hard!

We are here for you!

Rest in Peace Poppy!

woofs, purrs, prayers and hugs from all of us

Velcro, kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and mom Penny

Unknown said...

I am so sorry for your terrible and sudden loss. If I may, I want to say that Poppy went so fast instead of living a difficult few days. She was also with you at the time. Sometimes, when things get extra tough, I like to look at anything positive I can.
Cheers, Poppy! I will catch you later, furiend.
Twinkie and family

Emma Rose said...

I just came over from Khyra's blog. I am so sorry for your losses. There are no words that this stranger can send that will ease your pain. Just know that you are not alone and I promise to pray for you daily.

The Duchess

Life With Dogs said...

Far too much is being asked of you right now, and I wish I could say why. I suspect you'll be able to find that answer one day, and wish you the strength to get through this. It's unfair and I'm so sorry.

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Mommy and I are so sorry. Your Dad and Poppy are together and will be watching over each of you.

Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

God bless...Mona & Mommy, Sarah

Chef said...

We're so very sorry to hear about Poppy. Your losses and heartache seem unimaginable and so unfair. Our prayers are with you.

Chef and Linda

Snowie Baby said...

this is such sad news. our hearts go out to u and family as well as our thoughts and prayers.

love. snowie

Anonymous said...

Hi Lana!

I am so sorry to hear about Poppy. I'll be praying for God to give you more strength. Please take care of yourself and I'm sure that the 2P's will be looking out for you too.

Blue said...

Lana, what can I say.
I couldn't believe this tragic news when I read it over @ Doyle & Mollies.
Poor Poppy, poor you.

My heart breaks for you - life is just too cruel @ times.

Much love

Anonymous said...

Ms. Lana, Penny & Patches,
We read the tragic news at Khyra's. We are so saddened by your loss of Poppy. She's playing with your dad; he must have needed her. There is no logic to it and it's useless to try to find it. You have our most sincere and deepest sympathy and we will hold you in our hearts and prayers.

Suka said...

We are so heartbroken on reading of Poppy's passing. Just devastating. Such a beautiful dog. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and with Patches and Penny, to help you make it through this most difficult time.

In deepest sympathy,

K and Suka

Tama-Chan, Benny, Momo, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

We have not visited you before but read about your terrible double loss on Mango's blog. We are so very sorry for the terrible sadness that has beset you.

The Poupounette Gang
in France

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

We are so sorry to read of the loss of your husband and Poppy. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Love -

Hershey, Kaci and Mama

Jake of Florida said...

Dear Lana,

We've been away so I just saw the terrible news. What a shock. Words fail, because we know how much you've been going through before this latest blow.

We're sending you our love, and hope the love of all your friends helps even the tiniest bit.

Joan and the Barkalots

Deetz said...

Molly, Taffy, & Monty texted me the news on Sunday and I couldn't get to a computer until now. I am very heartbroken for you and God I think has taken the year 2010 off for some reason. I don't want to add anymore of my friends to my "In Loving Memory" slideshow. I am sending all the support and love that I have your way. Please know you are in our hearts!!!
Deetzy & Family

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh Lana,Words really are not at all adequate for what I am feeling in my heart......At least she did not suffer for a long time and she is with your husband who is watching over her and all of you..We only wish the three of us could fly throught the computer and give you all a gigantic hug and give you some extra strength....Know we are all here for you and thinking of you and the girls..Diana and Arch and Aggie

Fred said...

Oh my goodness...our hearts are breaking for you. We are so, so sorry and wish we could help. We will be praying for you and hoping you get great comfort from Penny and Patches.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

Devastating beyond words. Poppy and you husband are together with each other

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Dear Lana,Penny & Patches,
Mommy cries for you.This just seems too much.When she gets her composure there will be more prayers said for you to get through this most awful of times. We love you dear ones.
X-BabyRocketDog & Hootie
and Cassie

Pedro said...


I am so sorry about you losses. I haven't been blogging or going to blogs much since Ziggy died because I find myself on the edge of sadness all the time but by choosing not to turn the computer on, I've neglected to be there for you and the aire-girls. I guess it's not a good thing to stick my head in the ground like an ostrich. I am sure that Poppy has found your husband and they are together, happy and healthy. You are right though, enough is definitely enough. I will be thinking of you and saying my prayers for you. Take care.

Rachel (Pedro's Mom)

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Life isn't fair, & never will be.

I'm so sorry for your loss!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We are so so sorry to hear this news and the news of your husband also. We just heard from Deetz. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time and we can not imagine how hard this has been for you. Purrs and hugs coming from all of us,
JB, Chester, CB, Armani, Gaia, Charli, and mom Deb

Martha said...

We were so very sorry to hear about Poppy on top of the loss of your husband.
We wish we could find an answer for you but some things make no sense to us.
Take care xxxx

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We came over from Khyra's. We are so very soory to hear of yet another loss for you. We will send out our best purrs to you and Meowm is praying for you.

MJ's doghouse said...

Oh gosh...i am so sorry for your losses....I dont knwo what to say to cheer you up...just be well. Hopefully things will get better in your life soon...hug the hounds...

Sophie Brador said...


You have been through so much lately. My heart goes out to you.

SB and Sherry

Deetz said...

We just stopped by to let you know you are in our thoughts and hearts. I wanted to wait out of respect to add Poppy to my "In Loving Memory" and would also like to include your dear beloved daddy.
I would like for the photos to be your favorite photo to include and not one I pick and also wanted to ask your permission first. It is something that is very difficult for me to do...add more to that slideshow...but, I only do it out of respect for those gone before us. We love you and are here for you always.
Deetzy and Family

Sunshade said...

Dear Lana,

Everytime I check your fb or blog, tears stream down my face uncontrollably. I don't know what to say, I don't think there is anything I can say that would take your pain away. Stay strong Lana, we're thinking of you, and we're here for you.

All our love,
Elaine, Sunshade & Jaffa

Clive said...

Dear Lana

We were away so we have just read of the terrible loss of your husband and then Poppy. We are truly heartbroken for you.

Love from us all
Fiona, Murray and Clive

Kess And Her Mama said...

We're truly sorry.

Kess & Her Mama

Huskee and Hershey said...

Dear Lana, Penny and Patches,
Just coming by to let you know that we are thinking of you. PLease let us know if there is anything we can do. (((HUGS)))

Oskar said...

Oh my gosh, my mom person & I are so terribly sorry for your losses.

Our prayers and schnauzer hugs are with you,


Sherry said...

We are so sorry. Perhaps Poppy was hanging on to see her dad through and then she felt it was time to go.
Alanis & Miro & Sherry

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

OMD!! We're so so sorry... :( We have been away for so long, we didn't even know. We feel just terrible for you all. We've been thinking about you, hoping all was going okay--then this. :( We're so sorry, we don't even know what to say.

We will miss Poppy, too! At least she and your dad are together watching over all of you.

You're always in our thoughts...