In Memory of Piper
|The day we brought her home! So little!|
|The year we moved into our house. She loved to be outside in her very own yard!|
|Watching over a sleeping baby Olivia.|
|She loved to be wherever we were, and that included the kitchen - especially if I was cooking.|
|Wrestling with Olivia. I still can't believe the things she would put up with!|
Olivia's first word was, "Piper" and you can go to the post and watch the video of it here if you want. And here is the post of video of Olivia laughing hysterically at Piper when she was about 7 months old.
For those of you that don't know and are wondering, we found out a month ago that Piper had kidney disease. We put her on a special diet and took her back in yesterday to have her follow-up bloodwork. She was much worse, despite our best efforts, and her kidneys had all but failed. She did not feel good and had no appetite so she has been losing a lot of weight and she was sleeping 98% off the day. We noticed she seemed to be losing some weight and not have as much energy, but we chalked a lot of it up to her getting older - it happened so gradually. It was a very hard decision. She still perked up, however briefly, when we would come home and would still cuddle with us...but we didn't want to wait until she was absolutely miserable and truly suffering. When we talked to the vet he actually said, "You can take her home to say goodbye, but I wouldn't suggest more than a day or two." That let us know that for her own good we truly needed to make the tough call to let her go.
|Olivia "reading" to Piper. The love sure went both ways with those two!|