Sunny came to our lives in July of 2013. We found my precious fur baby only 6 weeks old at the local animal shelter. She was crammed in a kennel with her mom and siblings. They were left in the summer heat with no water and food. The kennel was dirty and the pups were taking shelter from the sun hiding under and behind their mom. It was sad to see, so I made sure I called the County's animal control to report the conditions. Sunny, we brought her home, she had bloated stomach and kennel cough. The other dogs welcomed her and took care of her. She was full of energy, chewed tv remotes and the railings on our stairwell. At about one year old, her patella went out, so she had to have a surgery, then it was one surgery after another for ACL on both legs and then to fix the previous surgery. She was a very strong dog, facing invasive surgeries but putting up with pain and all the medications she had to take, and confinement and e-collar many, many times over. She never lost the sweet spirit she had, but we can tell she was going to be in some sort of pain throughout her life due to all the surgeries and the fact she had developed arthritis in her legs. Sunny was always loved, walked, fed, kissed, and cared for all her life. I know she appreciated that and she made our lives as full as it can be. I had always expected Sunny to live past 10 years old. But she was diagnosed with lung cancer on June 1st, after we took her to the vet for a cough that had lasted a month. Lung cancer is rare in dogs, but she was in that small percentage. My heart broke into pieces as I watched her suffer, especially after it had spread and the tumor was now over 3 inches in both lungs. She would tremble, had fever, cough, cry, and then started to struggle to breath. I spent my nights having her sleep with me, all night long trying to calm her suffering. Finally on August 6th, we made the hard decision to euthanize her at home. We will miss her forever and her best friend, Vinny who is also here at the Rainbow Bridge, is now playing with her and keeping her company until we meet again. I love you my precious little girl.|
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