Pulmu arrived to our house 10 months old, and she taught me more about this breed, the soul and brain work of an LGD, my signals and the old 90's type of the Pyrenean by temper that is lost in so many lines, mostly by conscious breeding choices to make our breed a more adaptable dog for the current society.
This last spring, even more so this last week has gone in a fog between tears and nightmares. This spring we found that our grand old lady developed growths on her left side, growths that very quickly disturbed her. During the past weeks of fixing and medicating the scratched (and yes protected but she chewed all materials away) surface of the skin, the growths were found to be fast, aggressive and malignant. Within weeks, the growth had metastasized to three directions and instead of surgery date we sadly had to say good bye to her.
To give her the possibility of having a pain free life. Remember her as the lively and stubborn lady that she was. Still this self appointed matriarch of our pack, had such life in her - it brought tears to both our eyes to make the choice to put her down with our vet. Even more so as she wagged her tail the last time under anesthesia.
As any surgery would have only resulted in giving me- more time, i could not be selfish but had to let her go. It would have been an extension of weeks or months as not all metastasized growths
could have been cut out due to skin changes having expanded so largely. It would have been time for me to mourn during her convalescence.
- Grief is the price we pay for love... So farewell, until i see you in my version of heaven...
"Niilo" Pindaros Dream Images 12.06.2002- 10.02.2017
Niilo literally walked in to our lives one day, & we never looked back. He moved to our lives at the age of two & after deserving his trust, he gave us all of his heart.
We could not have asked for a more wonderful dog, who was supported by the most wonderful breeder.
Never a dull moment, this little man could out run any pyr during playing, even at 12- years of age. Only during his very last year, our little tin man aged. Turned nearly blind, lost weight & the power in his step.
Thank you for all your years, you will be never forgotten!
With devoted heart & loyal spirit, comes a time for great loss.
The truest lesson you have taught is to love unconditionally & to grieve & survive.
Anayet Patou de l'Orri "Yeti" 13.06.2012-10.05.2016
Yeti was my dream come true, a love i thought i had completely lost - never to be found after the loss of Luna in 2011.
Another spirit, image portrayed, so alike in manners, she always made me smile. Yeti was one of those once in a life time dogs. She ruled our yard along side her BFF Wicca, & when she was lost to gastric torsion during the night... Our entire yard was shattered.
For nearly a month around 2:20 am our entire yard began to howl as if to mourn. Even to this day - from time to time, i wake up to Wicca still crying after you , This is saying much as Wicca doesn't really bark, but for you she would always sing to the moon. Never before in her years, but after your loss - this always brings me to tears.
With your loss, i never could bare, i truly hope you are happy up there. Rest in peace my love, as there is no solace for us who are left missing you.
My gentle giant, how i miss you....
Mountain's Pearl SG If I Had You
Melody was loved & co-owned by my dearest friend Kata Lahikainen
What a tragedy it was to loose a life so young....
Danza Conlobos Ataciara Alapa "Luna"
My 1st and most precious Pyr girl, Luna passed away suddenly on christmas night.
30.11.2007 - 24.12.2011
There is a time to leave this earthly home,
take a place in the sky to call your own,
You see the sun too shines for you,
at night fall the moon will cry too.
You were taken too young & you left us too fast.
This pain is too much, the sorrow too vast.
Forgive me now, darling of mine,
i just couldn't save you this time.
Sadly missed you are already you see--
no other matriarch as brilliant as you will ever be.
Rest in peace my love,
the stars are waiting for you,
i'll look for the brightest one tonight,
and i know you'll be watching over too.