Our girl dog is gone

Our Doberman, Lilith, was diagnosed over a year ago with osteosarcoma. So I’ve known for a long time that I’d be writing this post, but I never was able to come up with the words to tell you about her. Remember that wonderful pet you once had, who set the standard that all future pets will be measured against? Well, that’s what she was like.

We spoiled her always, but since we found out she was sick, we spoiled her ridiculous. She made great strides towards her lifelong goal of eating some of everything in the world. She slept in the center of the bed. Ruled the household with an iron paw. Now the hole in our lives is so big. This is unthinkably hard.

Anyway. Some pictures.

Getting some sun




Helping in the kitchen

Happy and sad

Goodbye, Miss Lil

So sorry for your loss, DB. She is indeed a beautiful girl.

I am glad you had a year to spoil her rotten. It is good to be able to let them go with no regrets.

Peace to you and your family.

Lilith looks like such a sweetheart. She was a beautiful dog. I’m so sorry for your loss, I know it is a tough one to bear.

I like the helping in the kitchen picture best! Glad she got spoiled and sorry you have lost her.

I’m so very sorry. She was a gorgeous girl. I love those ears.

I’m so sorry. We never have them long enough, and the pawprints they leave on our hearts are deep indeed.

It’s sucks when anyone loses their fury little pal. But it’s especially bad when someone like DB loses their friend. She’s such a kind lady.

My sympathies to you and your family.

I am so sorry for your loss. I experienced something similar with the best of all Akitas, my Kubla. I miss him still.

I understand your loss and send you my condolences. Peace to you and your family.

I’m so very sorry for your loss. She was beautiful…

I’m sorry for your loss, but I’m happy you had her for a year after her diagnosis of osteosarcoma. I’m glad you were able to give her one great year of extra spoiling, and that she gave you so much joy.

There have been just too many of these in the past few months and I’m out of words other than “Sorry” and “Dogs are special.” I need a Kleenex.

There’s something missing in my home,
I feel it day and night,
I know it will take time and strength
before things feel quite right.
But just for now, I need to mourn,
My heart – it needs to mend.
Though some may say, “It’s just a pet,”
I know I’ve lost a friend.
You’ve brought such laughter to my home,
and richness to my days.
A constant friend through joy or loss
with gentle, loving ways.
Companion, friend, and confidante,
A friend I won’t forget.
You’ll live forever in my heart,
My sweet, forever pet.
– Susanne Taylor

I am sorry for your loss, DB.

Wish I could say more.


Awe. I’m so sorry for your loss of Lil. She looks like a great gal.

You have my sympathy and my love.


You were lucky to have her & have a year to spoil her even more. We had one week to spoil OBL between diagnosis & his death. I’m sure she loved the extra spoiling & love.

What a lovely girl, Dung Beetle. I’m glad you had a whole year to say goodbye and to make her life even better in the time left. And I’m very sorry for your loss. hugs, if you’d like them.

Oh gosh, I’m so, so sorry. I know how that feels. What a beautiful girl.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Your sympathy really means a lot to me.

What a beautiful girl. I’m so sorry for your loss.