Rest In Peace: Sweet Cady

Posted Dec 21, 2009 at 10:56 am in Latest News


Cady has gone to play at the Rainbow Bridge. She is healthy and happy there, and is so thankful for the love from and mercy shown by her dear foster mom. We lost her to what the vet believes was distemper. Rescue is filled with an amazing and bittersweet balance; the soaring and indescribable happiness of joining together a family and their new dog is countered by the stark loss and cruel defeat when we can’t heal one. This is that hard part, that sad truth. We can only hope times like this will make our joyful adoptions that much more victorious.

Cady was from Texas and was only about 6 or 7 months old. She was a beautiful example of a Rat Terrier! She was affectionate and playful, and loved to be a lap dog. Cady wanted very badly to please her people, and was a happy, friendly dog who would have done well in just about any home situation. If you would, take a moment, say a few words and share our wish of peace for this angel. Please see more photos of this beautiful girl.

12 comments so far:

  1. Scott Watkins said:

    R.I.P. Cady….sorry your time was short on earth, but you’re in a better place now…things happen for a reason. God Bless Cady!

    posted December 21st, 2009 at 12:21 pm
  2. storm said:

    Rest in peace, little Cady. I am so glad you got to know love, safety and security thanks to RTResQ and the wonderful people who fostered you. I know your time with them brought something special.

    posted December 21st, 2009 at 1:09 pm
  3. Deb M said:

    Just got word of this in my email ( I had been chosen to give Cady a care package for Christmas ) which I had just finished packing up to mail off this afternoon :(

    I just want to cry :( I’m heartbroken…

    I had picked out the cutest Corduroy jacket for her :( And a cute little Bed..

    Rest In Peace Little Cady…

    posted December 21st, 2009 at 2:32 pm
  4. Jacki said:

    I know, Deb! It’s so very sad. Her foster mom just saved a new dog today, and she’s at the home of the Vet Tech, and so we can surely give the new pup your presents in honor of Cady. I’ll email you a picture.

    posted December 21st, 2009 at 3:54 pm
  5. Kim Smith said:

    I am so saddened by this news. Such a beautiful little girl. I just want to go home and give my Fancy a big hug!

    “There is sorrow enough in the natural way

    From men and women to fill our day;

    But when we are certain of sorrow in store

    Why do we always arrange for more?

    Brothers and sisters I bid you beware

    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.”

    (Rudyard Kipling)

    posted December 30th, 2009 at 1:50 pm
  6. Holly said:

    As an owner of a Rat Terrier I can’t believe that research hasn’t found a cure for distemper yet. I’m so sorry for the loss of this beautiful puppy. I’m a dog lover and just reading about her made me cry and I don’t even know the dog or the foster mom. My dad is a foster parent for two different rescue organizations HALO and Freedom rescue. I saw the website on a SUV in the store parking lot so I when I got home I checked it out. It takes a very special person to be a foster parent.

    posted December 31st, 2009 at 4:20 pm
  7. Jacki said:

    Thank you, all, for your kind comments!

    posted December 31st, 2009 at 4:29 pm
  8. Cora said:

    As Cady’s fostermom, thank you all for your sympathy and for understanding our pain. It was surely a very painful loss, not only to me personally, but to everyone who cares about dogs. Thanks again.

    posted December 31st, 2009 at 5:37 pm
  9. Patty said:

    Cady was a beautiful Rat Terrier. I am so sorry for your loss.

    posted January 3rd, 2010 at 8:13 pm
  10. Katie said:

    I never met you, Cady, but your sweet, little face will be remembered. XOXOXO

    posted January 3rd, 2010 at 9:39 pm
  11. Tara said:

    The loss of a Rat Terrier as always a sad thing. As the proud owner of 2 Rat Terriers (one lives with me the other with my ex-husband) I understand how wonderful it is to have these sweet lovable dogs as part of the family.
    My heart goes out to all of you who have loved and lost this dog.

    posted January 12th, 2010 at 3:45 pm
  12. Ivy said:

    Thank you all for your kind words. We all take comfort in the fact that sweet Cady was loved and cared for in her final days.

    posted January 14th, 2010 at 12:29 am

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