By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
I’m a wolf-like regal creation
Aspen’s Story Laid to Rest 3/19/2022 Family – Jewels & Greg (Vail & Telluride and late brother, Whistler) Aspen was adopted from Siberian Husky Rescue New Mexico on or around November 2014. When we picked Aspen up, we just fell in love with her. Those baby blue eyes were striking, and her smile was just the cutest! Upon arrival to pick her up, she was so shy and timid and could not even look us in the eye. We soon learnt that she may have been neglected or abused from previous owner and it took us almost 6 months before she allowed us to get close to her and look us in the eye. From that moment onwards, she showed us affection and allowed us to hug her and at times she would still kind of shy away, but nothing like it was in the beginning. She was such a happy little girl and her siblings (Whistler-Siberian Husky and Vail- Malamute/Husky adored her). She later got another sibling, Telluride-Siberian Husky, who were all adopted, and Telluride loved playing with her and at times dominated Aspen a tad, but it was all in good spirit. They all became very close like a Husky pack. Aspen loved her blankies and at times would chew on them and even drag them through the doggy door out onto the patio. She also loved peeking through from the doggy door to the inside of the house, so we gave her a nickname “Peekaboo”. She was our little Angel. We have so many fond memories of her, as she had her own unique personality. Sadly, early last year of 2021 we noticed she was gaining a lot of weight around her belly and it was getting to a point, she was a little uncomfortable. We took her to the vet; she was diagnosed with a large tumor. We wanted to do surgery to remove it, but our vet told us, her platelets were too low and so she was put on medication to try get them up. We were told if we did surgery with them so low, she could bleed to death. Around end of August, we relocated from Scottsdale, AZ to the Blackhills of South Dakota and didn’t think she was going to make it for the road trip, as her platelets were still very low and there had been no improvement. When we arrived at our destination early September, we got her booked into the vet to run more tests and bloodwork. We were told she may only have two weeks to live, and she continued with her medication, but sadly, no improvement with her platelets. Our little girl was showing no signs of improvement and the tumor just kept growing and it broke our hearts to see her health deteriorate. On the morning of Saturday, March 19th, she could hardly get up and walk and prior to this date, she kept slipping on the floors. Aspen basically had lost the use of her back legs. She had no energy, and we didn’t want to see her go through anymore pain, so we rushed her to the emergency vet and Aspen was put down and went to join her brother, Whistler in heaven. It was one of the hardest decisions we’ve had to make but know now that she is no longer in pain and at peace. We thank the dear Lord; he gave us more time with Aspen, and we will treasure the moments we had with her, and Aspen will always be in our hearts! We miss you terribly Aspen as does Vail and Telluride. Fly high my beautiful Angel until we meet again. Your parents, Jewels & Greg Your siblings, Vail & Telluride
Our Wonderful Zeusy crossed the rainbow bridge on April 13, 2022. Zeusy came to our rescue in October 2020 at 13 years old and turned 14 that December. He was in a foster home that takes in many of our puppies that we need fostered, and taught many of those puppies how to behave. He was wonderful with many of the dogs he met and loved being a gramdpa figure for the youngsters. He was deeply loved by his foster family and with live forever in our hearts.
Zoe came to us with her sister, Lucy, at 12yrs old and was just the sweetest and most vocal girl. She was loving and had just had a volleyball sized tumor removed from her left side. She healed and was doing a lot better until the tumor started to grow back. It had grown back and was growing fast. We set up vet appointment to remove the tumor and believed she would recover. Us, along with the vet believed it was the best option. Sadly she did not survive the surgery and we were and still are heart broken. We are so happy that we were able to care for and love her before her passing. And we know that she is watching us, from wherever she is. Her sister Lucy has gone to a wonderful home and is extremely happy there, although we know she misses Zoe.
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