“When I needed a hand....I found your paw”5


It is with the deepest sadness that we have to tell you all that Hope crossed over to the rainbow bridge at 10:47 am March 2/13 in Sarasota Florida.

She fought as hard as she could. However despite all the efforts of 2 vets at the emergency clinic and their staff, her Mommy had to make the hardest decision of her life to end her suffering. Judy, Emilie, Chance and Winnie were with... her as she went to sleep.

They said she had pancreatic cancer and her convulsions were becoming nonstop and even surgery would not save her. It is just coincidence it happened here and that the trip did not affect her outcome.

For folks who do not know, Hope was born with no front legs-only little flippers. Hope had a wheel chair that she refused to use-preferred to drag and move and drag and move along the hall to catch up with her sisters. She was the kindest, sweetest and most darling girl anyone could ask for and was a joy to be around.

Hope went everywhere-in the summer she proudly sat in her bike seat behind her Mommy and in the winter she had a sleigh…she was NEVER left behind because of her legs-she was 100% part of life and she lived it to the fullest.

They had only arrived in Florida for a holiday when Hope fell ill. She didn't get to ride in her wagon on the beach and show people here how amazingly fearless and brave hearted a Westie she was. She will never ride on the back of my bicycle again nor swim in the pool in her life vest. Last Sunday was her last Westie play day.

She will be cremated tomorrow at 1pm. Her ashes will come back home and be buried in her original wagon that her Uncle Harold rebuilt for her last year.

She is watching over all of us now.

Her sisters Chance, Winnie and JJ will miss her dearly…and of course her Mommy, Nancy.


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