5.10.2014

April 9, 2014

White Dog and the rest of the White Dog Army were surrounding me as I woke with a start; my arm was across the stroller next to me cradling Oso. WD put her paw gently on my chest, "He is at peace now."

I moved my hand at the same time I sat up. it was the middle of the night. Oso had quietly left us as he slept. No more night terrors, no more fear, no more needles to hydrate, no more squirting food down his throat to get past muscles that could no longer swallow.

He is at peace. And we know Quinn and Nuka met him on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Even knowing this, I wish saying goodbye was easy but it seems it never is.

Oso Marie Sehi-Smith, Oso The Fearless, Oh! Another White Dog, our Little Man. You were only with us a short time (His 3rd Gotcha Day would have been on May 17th) but you have changed our lives forever.

24 comments:

nancyturtle said...

It's hard to say goodby, but comforting to know he is at peace. Run free sweet Oso.

rottrover said...

Oso, were so glad you knew the love of your pack these last three years. Run free, little man.

-Bart, Ruby and Otto

Jo's World said...

Oso, a good trip home for you, surrounded by those you know. For three years you were cherished and cared for, now your peace comes.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Casper and pals said...

Oh Sue I am so sorry. You and your whole family have given Oso so much love and comfort in his last few years. And Oso what a sweet brave little man you have been. Run free at the bridge

24 Paws of Love said...

We are so grateful for the home he found in you and the WDA and the home you found in him. Run free Little Man, run free.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am so teary reading this and I send you much love and hope it is a little comfort to you. Love to you all xxxx

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sue, I am so sorry. It's just never easy to let go of one so much loved as Oso. He is at peace now.

Sending lots of love your way. The good memories will always remain with you.

JudyMae said...

Hugs and tears for you and the WDA. Oso is free now and will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge. But that doesn't make it much easier now, I know.

JudyMae said...

Hugs and tears for you and the WDA. Oso is free now and will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge. But that doesn't make it much easier now, I know.

Brian said...

We all send you our love and gentle hugs. Dear Oso finally found the love he so needed to complete his life. You gave him that love and made his heart happy.. Now he has the peace he needs and will live in our hearts forever. Thanks for being his WD Heros.

Sagira said...

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss. But at least he passed on his own time and gently during the sleep. Run free sweet Oso.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, we are saddened to hear of Oso's passing, but we are grateful that it was a peaceful one. Thank you for loving your special boy so much, and for giving him a full lifetime of a goodness and love in his final three years. Big hugs and much love to you all.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello white dogs its dennis the vizsla dog hay this has not ben the best yeer for the dogs with blogs has it??? run free oso and bark hello to tucker for us!!! ok bye

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So very sorry. We all knew the end was close, at least he went on his own terms and peacefully surrounded by those that loved him. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom Kathie

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about Oso, yet part of me says I am glad for him. I am glad he went on his own and peacefully and is now happy. You all have lost too much in the in the last few months and I feel for you. What a wonderful life you give to all your White Dogs so when they have to leave they are full of your love and care. Take care & know you are in my thoughts and prayers,
Lucy (silent MOD Troy, Ohio)

TwoSpecialWires said...

Love lasts forever. You brought love into Oso's life, and he brought even more love into yours. Hopefully the warmth and glow from that very love will comfort you during these hard days. Let us add our love to that collection. We care so very much.

xxSally Jake and all the rest

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

I knew Oso was older and was having the night terrors and suffered from dementia, but not living near you, I was unaware that he was so close to death. Much Love being sent your way from me and my pack.
Much Love,
Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Pugs
George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Mindy and Slimmer Puggums...six weeks ago when we talked with the vet about hospice we thought the summer months would be a slow winding down but then our poor Oso hit a downward slide that just accelerated so quickly. We were shocked at the speed of the disease's progression. Basically his dementia robbed his brain of its most basic abilities fro messaging how to swallow, walk, and finally breathe. What a horrible awful disease!

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss and so impressed by you, Steve, Michael and your Army. You are a wonderful inspiration for us all. Becky

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Footprints have been engraved on your heart forever and ever.
love
tweedles

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh mates. We are so sorry we're late to hear your sad news. Dear Oso knew a loved and cherished life when he joined your family. Run fast, run free little Oso. Run to your family and friends. They are waiting with open paws for you. Gentle hugs to you all.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory and Carol

Random Felines said...

We are so very very sorry. Oso had a wonderful life with you and we are ever so grateful that he had a chance to be a member of the White Dog Army....even if it wasnt for nearly long enough.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We're so very sorry for the loss of your precious Oso. A warm hug.

Jacqueline said...

I am so sorry to hear precious Oso left for the Bridge, but am very happy to know he was a member of such a wonderful, loving family...Sue and Steve, I cannot imagine the pain you guys have suffered after losing 3 beloved babies in such a short time, but my thoughts and prayers are with you; I hope you guys can find peace in knowing you all gave sweet Oso (and handsome Quinn and beautiful Nuka) the most priceless gift in the whole world=unconditional love...Wishing you both and Oso's siblings comfort at this sad time...Sending you all big hugs, dear friends...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat