Amber’s Story

My sweet girl.  I still remember so well the day we first met you at the breeder’s home.  You were only 3 days old.  And you were so tiny compared to your 4 brothers.  We were finally able to bring you and your brother, Max, home when you were about 8 or 9 weeks old. Somehow the years we had with you went by too quickly and now you’re at the Bridge.  I miss you so much.  A big piece of my heart went with you.

You were such a fighter right up until the end.  Last summer you were diagnosed with kidney failure.  Your wonderful vet suggested daily fluid treatments to wash all the toxins from your body.  Even though your little back turned into a sprinkler by the end of the first week, you were getting better.  You were put on a new medication and some supplements and thankfully the treatments and medication worked and you were in total remission. Your kidneys were completely normal once again.  But on December 14 things suddenly changed.  You started to refuse your special kidney diet food and you were out of remission.  We tried to repeat the fluid treatments but it didn’t work this time.  The vet said to feed you anything you would eat so you wouldn’t starve, so for a little while you were eating the same food as the others.  But your kidneys continued to fail and eventually we had to make the most painful decision a pet parent can make.  We had to let you begin your journey to the Rainbow Bridge.

You may click HERE to visit Amber and Max’s page but please return as I have tried to put together a special tribute here for my baby.

We met you at the breeder’s home when you were 3 days old.
On your first day home you were introduced to your other siblings.  Angel was the first one you met.
Still so little.
Playtime with Max was endless.
This grooming ritual continued through the years.
More playtime with Max.
As you got older, you remained very tiny.
Your beautiful auburn fur just glistened.
Holidays were always special for you.
But when you felt like it, you sure could have an attitude!
You were always happy, no matter what.
But you knew how to wrap us around your little paw.
You had your first real boo-boo in 2009 when you were chasing your brother up the stairs and tried to take 2 stairs at once.  The stairs won as you crashed into the top one.  Good thing it was a carpeted step but it still did a lot of damage.  But you recovered quickly.
Little Queen on her throne.
Loved sitting with your Daddy when he was on the computer.
Always waiting for attention.
So you had to find another way!
The two of you came to be known as: DaWeenies of Florida
There was always something fun going on in Blogville.
Getting ready for Pirate Day!
Happy Easter in Blogville!
Can’t forget Howl-O-Weenie!
You received a Paws for Peace medal from your blogging friend, Sugar.
You were a bridesmaid for a blogging friend in England.  Your dress was made in England just for the occasion.
Merry Christmas!
You loved to pose for pictures!
You were still so beautiful in the last months of your life.
At 12 days old you opened your eyes.  Such beautiful eyes that would one day go dark.
Serena took you for your first walk into the backyard.
You adored your brother, Max.
At an early age you started a daily ritual of grooming each other.
It was the first thing in the morning…..every morning.
It wasn’t unusual to find the two of you cuddled together. Max is missing you too.
But oh so beautiful.
You enjoyed laying on the lounge chair by the pool in the sunshine.
As you reached adulthood, you were the perfect weenie dog.
You loved getting into my box of yarn and unwind all the balls of yarn.
And probably one of the silliest pups I ever knew!
Always so full of love.
Such a sweet disposition all the time.
Always full of complete trust in us.
The perfect hostess when company came to visit, even though the company was ten times larger than you.
You loved to eat but you were too small to reach the food bin.
In January of 2011 we let you start your own blog along with your brother as your sidekick.
Then the fun really started. You got to meet so many wonderful people and pets from all around the world.
Contests to be won.  Meet Shamrock from Wells Fargo Bank.
We look good, Matey!
And A Happy 4th of July!
Or Christmas!
And you wore it proudly for the rest of your life.
Can’t forget those birthday celebrations.  This was your 9th birthday party.
All dressed up for the holidays!
Sadly throughout your lifetime, you lost your sight little by little.  You had just enough sight left when we moved into our new home in 2016 so you could learn the layout of the house.  Shortly after that, your world went totally dark but you managed like a real trooper.

The picture below was the very last picture taken of Amber just before we left on that last ride
to the vet’s office.  The pain of losing her is still so sharp.  She will always be remembered with
love.  Rest in Heavenly Peace, my sweetheart.  We will be together again one day.

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