Holly Jolly by Golly – crossed the Rainbow Bridge

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted…. for those old timers who remember Holly Jolly by Golly, she regained her 4th leg and crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on July 17, 2014. She was my miracle dog – she made it 4.5+ years after her amputation, which was Dec 29, 2009. She was always a source of inspiration and continued giving her Wheaten kisses up until the end. My heart is so heavy as I type all of this…

The cancer never returned in Holly. She started going downhill this spring, although retained her happy go lucky attitude. Her walks, which she always loved, got shorter and shorter each week until we were just going a few houses down our short block. She stopped eating the Sunday before she left me. The vet ran x-rays and bloodwork and said there was no sign of cancer, although her trachea was bent and they thought there could have been a mass or an enlarged lymph node causing that. They also suspected pancreatitis from what they saw in her bloodwork. She was a trooper until the end and she is sorely missed.

She went peacefully in my arms in our backyard. Zuzu the monkeydog misses her terribly, although she is hard pressed to admit it.

Many thanks to all the fellow tripawds who helped us on our journey. I am hoping that somehow Holly’s story may help some who are just starting this journey. We never thought she would survive more than a year… and she was still hopping on 3 legs 4.5 years later! Each day with Holly was a gift and a blessing! I will always be thankful for finding this site and all of the encouragement we received, especially during those first few months.

Hugs from Angel Holly, Zuzu and Susan

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