Dear Sweet, Sweet Love,
It is with a truly broken heart and an empty soul that I write to you today. Our Little Foxy Girl is now in Heaven with you, she passed away this morning in my arms at 4:40 AM. Her vet told me in January that she had early stages of Renal Failure, I ask her how much time I had left with Foxy, and she said it could be 3 weeks, 3 months, there was no way of knowing for sure, well I at least had her for six months to give her ALL THE HUGS AND LOVE I could and believe me I did just that and I am truly Thankful for the time I did have with her till the end.
She has been a sick little girl for the past few weeks. I went to Florida to visit Linda and Ray and while I was there she got to where she wasn't her self and had trouble walking. Linda and I took her to the Banfield Clinic in Florida on June 25th and then again on June 26th, she was dehydrated, so on these two days, they gave her an IV drip to get some fluids in her. Foxy just wasn't drinking water like she should so as to flush out her kidneys nor was she eating. I had tried everything I could for her. When I got back to Roanoke, I took her to her regular Vet at Banfield on June 29th, and once again they gave her an IV drip to try and get her fluid levels up. I brought Foxy home and she seems to be doing okay, took her back to the vet on July 2nd for a follow-up visit, she had gained one pound (which was a good sign) and once again she seem to be feeling better. This past week-end I just could not get her to eat or drink anything, so I was feeding her and giving her water as best I could. The past Sunday (June 30th), Foxy vomited everything I feed her plus her water. I gave her a bath on Sunday, and she just laid in the tub, she really didn't care what I was doing (you know how much she didn't like to get a bath).
Foxy had an appointment this morning at 9:00, and I just knew that Dr. Houck would ask me if I wanted to put her to sleep, and that is one thing you and I talked about, how hard it would be to do that when the day came, so I prayed all night and also had family members and friends praying for me that God would just take her in her sleep, but she nor I slept at all. I held her in my arms from 8:00 PM last night until she took her final breath at 4:40 AM. She would look up at me as if to say (what's wrong mama), and I told her it was okay for her to go on and be with you, mama and Steven, that I would be okay (but that will truly take a long time). I also promised Foxy that I would not get another pet (it just hurts TOO MUCH to lose them). So my Sweet Love, our Little Foxy Girl is now in Heaven with you, mama and her Uncle Steven.
I took Foxy to Oakey's this morning and had her cremated, as that was your wish, and she will be buried with me when my times come to join the both of you (which was a wish of your's too). Foxy is sitting on the kitchen table as I write this letter to you. I would love to have seen the look on your face as you greeted Foxy Girl into Heaven. I now have another Angel to watch over me daily as I go on without our Foxy Girl. Please keep an eye on my and take good care of Foxy (which I know that you will). Until I meet you and Foxy Girl again, I Will Be Loving You Both Always and Forever!!!
Your Loving Wife,