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RIP My dearest darling Kolyada xxx

Kolyada
06.09.2004 - 11.07.2014
Nicknames: Koly
Age: 9
Pet Type: Female yellow Labrador
Lived: North Richmond, NSW
Author: tanyaselby
Favourite Things

Food, the car & my company :) Not necessarily in that order :)

Best Qualities

Loving, loyal, smiley, cuddly, loved to sit on my feet or my lap, everyone loved her, placid, gentle, caring xox

RIP my dearest darling Kolyada <3 <3 <3  

06.09.2004 - 11.07.2014  Taken way too soon...

Run free now my beautiful girl, you have taken a piece of my heart with you. I have peace knowing that you are now pain free and enjoying all your favourite things in heaven (going for car rides every day, big fat juicy steaks and your very own lounge to curl up on). You have achieved so much, and given me your all in everything that I have ever asked of you, from being the Doggy "Biggest Loser" with your 15.4kg weight loss, being my first ever agility dog, the best companion I could have ever asked for and finally you becoming a Delta Therapy Dog Volunteer Team with me, passing with flying colours. The residents will also be devastated to hear of your loss and will miss you too, they grew very fond of our Monday visits. I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity, and good sense, to spend this last two weeks with you my dear, sitting side by side on the lounge room floor together xxxx
I will love you and miss you forever my gorgeous girlie xxxx <3 <3 <3 

A little about what the diagnosis was for her...

A further ultrasound by the specialist today confirmed that there was a large growth approx. 17cm in size. It appeared to be attached to the adrenal glands and very close to her kidneys & appeared cancerous. She was also bleeding internally & quite badly, and because of this she was also very anaemic. If we wanted them to, they would have operated however they were not confident that it would be successful, or that she would even survive the surgery. If they were able to remove the mass in tact, it would have grown back only months later, as the bleeding is spreading tumour cells throughout her body. We were advised to take as much time as we needed to decide, but that however, due to her being extremely anaemic, she would most likely need a blood transfusion over the weekend just to keep her with us while we decided. She was in massive pain, her breathing very laboured and she was in so much discomfort.

Quality of life has always been the utmost of importance to me when it comes to my darlings and it was beyond clear that this was the right decision for her.

Bevan, myself and Paige were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to say goodbye to our beautiful girl and I then stayed with her, as she always did me, when she needed me most, while she gained her wings.

She has been cremated (on the same night she gained her wings - yes I was THAT pushy - my girl was not spending the weekend in anyone's freezer!).  We have our gorgeous girl back and she is taking pride of place in her glass cabinet in our lounge room, with all of her achievements on display, her urn was the final piece to complete it xxx
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