17-Nov-2021. This evening we said goodbye. We were not expecting Sparkle’s end to come so soon. She had such a good day yesterday. She was out front, in her usual spot next to her sign by the sidewalk, sitting up tall, radiant in the sunshine, waiting for any of her many friends to stop by to and say hello.
But today her tumor started bleeding again, in her mouth. We kept her indoors, looking after her all day, and hoped that the bleeding would stop as it had last time, over a week ago. At last this evening the bleeding stopped, and we felt some hope that she would again recover. But what we didn’t know was that, unseen to us, her bleeding was much more extensive this time. She had been swallowing the blood that was draining into her mouth, so we only saw a small portion of it. When we discovered what had happened, we brought her to an emergency room veterinary hospital. But it was to no avail: she had lost far too much blood, and she was rapidly weakening. Suddenly our hopes for her recovery were gone, and it was time to say goodbye.
Sparkle was sweet and loving to the very end. Thank you to her many friends and fans for giving her so much love, day after day for the past ten years. And thank you everyone else who didn’t get to meet her in person, but still sent such kind wishes these past several days.
Please donate in Sparkle’s memory to the animal rescue of your choice, or www.MarysDogs.org , who gave us Sparkle ten wonderful years ago.
We miss you Sparkle.😭😭😭😭