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Precious Diamond Cook was born in mid-march 1994. I was 8 years old and had been bugging my parents to get a dog for a while. I will never forget when my Mom told me that the neighbors dog was having puppies and we could get one. There was only 2 puppies in the litter, one boy and one girl. The boy was huge and Precious was just so tiny she could fit in the palm of my hand. We decided to name her Precious Diamond because everyone said that she was just so precious and she had a small, brown mark on her head that was a perfect diamond shape. She was sort of timid but very loving and easy to train. She loved to chase cars (in our fenced in front yard) and chase her tennis ball.
When she was a few years old we decided to breed her. She gave birth to two very beautiful puppies but they were deformed and were only with us for a few days. We did not want to put her through that ordeal again so we decided to get her spayed not long after.
About a year or so ago, she developed arthritis in her hips. She was doing well until about a month ago. Then she started going down hill. She stopped eating and started to have seizures. We knew that we would have to make one of the hardest decisions of our lives. Last friday, my dad, sister and I took her to the vet. My mom couldn't stand to be there when we let her go so she decided to stay at work. I do not blame her at all as this was one of the hardest decisions our family has ever had to make. I held her in my arms all the way to the vets office and did not let her go until the vet told me that it was time. I will never forget the look of thanks and relief in my precious pup's eyes as she took her last breath. Up until then, I was not sure if we were doing the right thing but after she looked into my eyes I could tell that she was happy to be going home.
Letting her go was the hardest thing I ever had to do but I know it was for the best. I am still greiving for her but I take confort in knowing that one day we will be together once again.

RIP Precious Diamond
March 1994 - June 2008
Thank you for all the wonderful memories

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Comment by Caryn Wilson on January 2, 2010 at 3:30pm
Oh Deb I am so sorry for your loss of Kia. I too know the pain and hearthache of loosing your precious little one. Kia had a long life which must make it all the more difficult as you were so used to having her in your life. I still miss my little Tillie after loosing her 9 months ago. My prayers are with you doing this time of grief. But like you said they do make us a better person and I know I am forever grateful for the lessons taught to me by my little dog!..Caryn (P.S. this site will be of great encouragement to help you get through this!..so many have experienced the same heartache and loss ..we understand what you are going through)
Comment by deb on January 2, 2010 at 2:47pm
I am Deb Kia's mom,,,,,,,Kia was 15 and a half when I lost her on Dec07-2008. got her at 6 weeks old, she was more like a child to me as I have no children, losing her has been very hard on me, she had such a spirit and never gave up even when her body was failing her spirit was full of life, ,our fur kids are very special and give us what no one else does,,, unconditional love, she left such a inpact on my life and taught me many lessons and because of her I am a much better person,,,,,,,,I will miss her forever.........rest in peace my beautiful Kia
Comment by Meadow and Bibi on November 8, 2009 at 7:55am
Hi I'm Peaches mom. I had 3 wonderful loving dogs. Michelle a poodle her baby girl Tottie, and my little Ming. One afternoon my son came home from work it was in the summer and he was working for my brother. He was a senior in high school. I was upstairs. He called mom come see what I have. Now I worked with wild animals for the AARK Foundation of Bucks still do but mostly retired now. I also work with many rescue groups. I am in the vet field. So I assumed it was a hurt wild animal. NO it was a brown adorable part pit bull and lab dog about 18 months old. My son said can we keep him. I looked at his eyes and how he put his head down waiting for the answer and of course it was yes. We had almost 2 acres of land and 2 horses. Not to mention the wild animals walking around. I did say since you found him outside your Uncle's business we must for 1 week put up an add. And we must notify the SPCA that we have him in case someone calls. Everyday when the phone rang my heart sunk but I knew if he was loved by others they were feeling so bad. No one called we left the notice up a month no one called. He was ours. Oh he was the best dog. What was funny about him was he would sit in my son's truck with the kids and ride up to the AARK now this is a part pit bull around deer, hawks, crows, you name it. He was great. My son graduated from high school moved on to a job and training for computers and going to different colleges to learn about his job. Charlie was with us. Through thick and thin he was with us. He loved all our animals including my little Ming. When my poodle Michelle walked outside and just dropped dead of a heart attack at 19 years old. Charlie sat there and barked and barked I ran out to fine her Charlie was so upset not to mention how we all felt. I held her and Charlie kissed her good bye for days he looked for her. He was a wonderful dog. My son married had a child and him and his wife moved to NH they left Charlie with me. Then he missed him so much and wanted his baby to grow up with Charlie so they brought him to NH on over a 2 acre estate. Charlie loved it. He died in my son's arms at the age of 18 years old. We still love him forever.
Comment by Maltese Mom on November 6, 2009 at 9:08am
In loving memory of my best friend and most faithful companion ***Rio***
I lost a special friend today. The kind you can't replace, and looking at his empty bed I can still see his face. I see the endless energy & sparkling puppy eyes. Not the tired, fragile friend I had to bid goodbye. I know Rio is in a special place our Lord has for such friends. Where meadows, fields, and flowers help make them strong and whole again. This special place our Lord has made health & strength wait for him there.
So, with my very special friend I am sending all my prayers. I remember how Rio would run to me to play and how his eyes would light up when he heard me call his name. But, as those precious years went by and we both aged and grew, I'd find him often slowing down. But, we had still so much to do. I noticed in the recent times his ears were not as sharp, his little black eyes seemed distant. Where is that running white ball of fur...the years have shown their mark. Rio was a special dog. I know he gave it his best. My little Rio was a real trooper till the very end. But, as I looked deep into his eyes I knew it was time for Rio to rest. Rio was my best friend for 12 years and I thank him for taking care of me all those years. I know Rio is watching over me. He'll be with me when I cry. So, with one more kiss on his beloved head I told my Rio goodbye. You will be missed Rio.
May 23, 1996 - June 28, 2008
To know love and companionship of a pet is one of life's joy's.
Comment by Caryn Wilson on October 23, 2009 at 7:05am
Hi again! Rose my heart goes out to you with the loss of your precious son. It was a difficult summer for me too. My brother lost his wife of 35 years on August 10, 2008 as they were also in a motorcycle accident. He recovered with minor injuries but she died instantly as a Dear broadsided them and hit her directly. It has been so hard getting over her death as she was like a sister to me and our family has had a tough time with the whole ordeal. You are in my prayers as I can't even imagine how one would get over the loss of a child other than to hold onto Jesus. He has been my personal strength through the death of my little Tillie and my sister-in-law.
Comment by Caryn Wilson on October 23, 2009 at 6:57am
Hi Alicia and Rose! I too had a precious little furry girl named "Tillie" I called her Tia for short. She was the sister to this little boy I'm holding in my photo. She was released to go to Rainbow Bridge last February 28th after a two month battle with cancer. She was so sweet! My hubby taught her all kinds of tricks like rolling over and twirling (I put a doll skirt on her and she would stand up on her back feet and twirl and twirl) She was my little watch dog. She knew when it was time for her daddy to come home from work as she would sit on the step and look for him everyday at five 0'clock. Sometimes she would be there for two hours when he was out of town and didn't come home. I could tell when a stranger or a intimate friend or family member was at the door by her various barks. Yes it was the most difficult thing I had to do when we brought her to the vet that cold frosty morning. I sat in the car with Tazie as my hubby brought her in. I just couldn't find the energy to even stay with her as she breathed her last breath. She had suffered so much the last few days of her life. But her beloved memories will always be with me and I know I will see her again and stroke her cute little dome shaped head. I thank God for the gift she was in my life . I had her for twelve years and three months.
Comment by Rose on July 16, 2008 at 8:42am
/alicia, I had a furrygirl Tammi,a maltese that would have been 12 on June 7, that went to the Rainbow Bridge June 3 of this year, with me and Daddy holding her telling her how much we loved her and to go to the Bridge, that her best friend Jezzabelle, a 9 yr. old yorkie, would be waiting for her and show her around. It was the hardest thing in the world I had ever done, but they both had heart disease and had declined to the point it wasn't fair to them, to watch them daily struggling to breath or even walk. so with the heaviest of hearts we sent them on ahead to wait for us at the bridge. I said it was almost the hardest thing in the world to do, but really the hardest thing was on June 1, 2008, my 35 yr. old son was killed in a motorcycle accident. My heart was grieving for him and then to have to let Tammi go at the same time was almost unbearable. They say time heals all wounds, but I don't think I can ever heal from these ones, so I do know how your broken heart feels. Take care...Rose
 

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