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9 hours ago
Last Wednesday I shared a pic of Jessica carrying Sadie out to the yard because she was very old and had a hard time getting up on her own. Sadie was almost 15 years old which is very old for a Golden Retriever. We have taken care of Sadie for years, and years, and she loved the Ranch, and adored the pond.
On Thursday Sadie began to deteriorate very quickly and was unable to even stand on her own, and it was very clear that she was dying.
Shane and Amy were called and I gave them the hard news to deliver. We decided it was best to drive her to their vet and let them have a look at her and make decisions from there. Shane and Amy were out of the country and would not be able to return until Monday.
The hope was to keep her comfortable and stable with fluids until they could return to be with Sadie to say goodbye but she couldn't hang on and passed away on her own on Friday night.
Shane and Amy were of course very sad that they couldn't be there but as I told them to take comfort that she was comfortable, and safe and she is now a free spirit running beside them every day.
Sometimes our job is so much more than just taking care of our clients dogs. Sometimes it is very emotional and sad for us too. We loved Sadie so very much and it broke our hearts that she was ready to leave this earth. We send our condolences to Shane and Amy and we hope their hearts can heal while always remembering their sweet girl.
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*hugs* My heart breaks for them. My 16 year old passed away yesterday. Your Sadie was a beautiful soul and well loved - you could see it in the photos. Love and light to you as it know how hard it is to say goodbye.
She loved the pool and loved spending time at the ranch...she was where she would have wanted to be if she could not be at home, this was probably her favorite place away from home. She was the sweetest dog ever. I just hope people will pray for the family and know that they will be willing to love another dog when the time is right. Dogs need people to love them.
I fully believe that animals pass when they know it's best for us. Maybe sweet Sadie knew it would be really rough on her mom and dad and decided now was the best time, when they were away.
My 14 year old boy passed while I was on a cruise. The only thing that made the news bearable was that my mom was with him when he passed over the rainbow bridge....He loved his Nana so much. And my late husband was on the other side with arms wide open to welcome him. It's so difficult to lose a pet. Prayers for this sweet couple.
My heart is broken for Shane and Amy. I understand as I went through this 2 months ago. What a blessing to have Sadie with you for 15 years. It's also a blessing to have a wonderful group of people who cared for Sadie while you were away. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. May she run free at the bridge with my pups.
Oh, how sad. I know they are devastated. We had a dog pass away while we were on vacation also. Similar circumstances. I will never get over it.
I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Being at the ranch was a loving and comforting place to be for Sadie, I bet she felt that. I feel sad for Sadie’s family and Sadie that they didn’t get one last goodbye. Sometimes life happens this way. I’m sure Sadie is pain-free now running and swimming and cherishing all her wonderful memories. 🙏🐾❤️
My thoughts and prayers go out to Sadie’s mom and dad. I hope they take comfort in knowing she was at her home away from home with those who loved her as well. Run free Sadie...
Farewell beautiful girl. So wonderful that even though her own people weren't with her she was with people who loved her 💗
My deepest, heart-felt condolences to you, Shane and Amy. My beloved, Phoebe and Dino, as well as many others met Sadie at the bridge. There truly are no words of comfort when you lose a baby. So sorry for your loss.
I also have a very old girl.She is 18 years old now. This story brings tears to my eyes, because it hits close to home. Thank you all, for being there for Sadie. I am sure Shane and Amy are grateful.🐾❤
My symathy to you for your baby, i am sad for you and your loss. Take comfort in knowing she was well taken care of at the ranch. She was tired and felt itwas her time, she is happy and young again.
His last days were filled with fun & love. Thank you for giving him that. We all cry with you. Blessing and comfort to Shane, Amy, LSDR, and the village. Xox Heartbroken in NC
Breaks your heart each and every time. All you can do is treat them with love and respect and keep the fond memories. So awesome what you do. Dream about the dogs who’ve been so important in my life.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Sadie's parents and to those who loved her. I agree with what someone else posted...fun at the ranch right till the end.
Loved ones die when we are not present as they can not bear to leave in front of us,as it would crush them to see us so hurt. It is the last unselfish act of their life. Deep true love expressed to the very end.
My Max passed at the age of 15. From a 5 week old puppy to being the companion for my son he was an 85 pound lap dog. Cherish all the wonderful memories, love & laughter Your Sadie brought to your lives. Prayers of comfort from my Sadie Schnauzer & Sam The Labrador,
What a beauty! She loved the ranch obviously her parents did a good thing to let her come there so sorry but she was so happy please remember that! My heartfelt condolences!
Im so sorry they weren't able to be with sadie but she was in the happiest place on earth for dogs. Her last days were at LSDR so shane & amy know she was in the very best of care.
You care so much. If I couldn't be with one of mine when they crossed the Rainbow Bridge I would want to know that the Ranch was there. RIP Sadie, sending love to her family, and to you her carers. She had a long and loved life
So sorry that her parents couldn't be with her. Don't feel guilty. When it is time, it is time. She left this world on her own terms and she knew that you loved her.
She reminds both of us of our Gracie who left us suddenly too. The week Linda was flying Blue out to us. Blue turned out to be not only puppy therapy for them but us as well. We miss our Golden.
Sadie, so many are waiting on you to join them, you are in the most blessed of company. Shane and Amy - that’s such an awful feeling, I can’t imagine how you must be hurting. LSDR - thanks for helping our family members continue their journey with dignity.
Amy and Shane- I’m so very very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Sadie! When I saw the post last week about her- I shared Sadie’s story with my family at supper- as we are a Golden Family too! What a blessing to have such loving care-givers at the Lone Star Dog Ranch!! I hope your sweet Sadie has found our Golden Sagan across the Rainbow Bridge- Sagan would love to have a swimming buddy!! You are in my prayers!
Rest easy Sadie. And I hope Shane and Amy can find comfort in that Sadie was loved and adored in her last moments. It may very well be that Sadie chose this time so that Shane and Amy would not be burdened with such a difficult decision.
11 hours ago
Can I help you Donkey?? ... See MoreSee Less
I do not know what you're talking about. I was just here wiping my face on this towel and the door suddenly opened. It was magic. I'm as surprised as you are.
I don't like you calling him donkey , he is too sweet .❤️
Where you hiding the Hawaiian King Rolls? OR Hamburger Buns will do.
Nope, just looking at all the stuff you got in here! Need any help clearing it out? :)
i saw some whipped cream there... what a nice puppichini Momma 😅😅😅😅
Apparently, this is not where you humans keep the rolls. 💙
Yes I will take one of everything ! I not Donkey ! I cute and maybe I am even cuter than Ed --- maybe ! OK now let me have it please all of it!
He’s just looking for some butter to put on those rolls.
Well, since you did ask...some of that stuff on the 1st shelf would be nice.
Smorgasbord for a hungry donkey. 😆💕 Even the top of his head is cute.
I didn't mean to insinuate donkeys were bad , I just feel donkey is not a name . When people call someone a donkey it is not kind . My friend has donkey's living at the farm next door and they are very sweet , they let you pat them and feed them carrots. I'm sorry I wasn't being cruel to the actual donkey ! ♥️
Lots and lots of yummy things in there, but you could make me a sammich with the lot to go
Yes, I'll have a shot or TWO of that lovely whip cream Please.
What wonderful manners , sitting there so patiently
Is that redi whip my eye spies? yes I am redi for some !
Probably wishes you would help him to some of that there food. Any pizza in there?? Lol
give me the hamburgers and bread and no one gets hurt hehehe
Ummmmm... donkey want redi whip!
Oooo what’s in there for me 😍😍😍😍
Just scanning the scenery
Just looking, mama. ☺️☺️☺️
I think he is going to use that towel to rub his paw prints off what ever he is going to steal. He is a pretty smart guy.
12 hours ago
Spa day has come to an end 😊
Warning: your dogs will be excited to hear this video.. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank goodness she does not have to wait for them to go to college
Look at them all moving around!!!! I guess I just expected them to be little helpless burritos forever. lol They are on the move and their little butts are wiggling and tails wagging - what a beautiful sight. :)
They are so cute! They are falling all over each other in their hurry to get to Mama! This is so sweet to watch and Bernice looks so good!
My dog watched it in rapt attention, doing several head tilts lol
She's resigned to the fact that they need to nurse but clearly she's really ready for it to be over.!!
Those babies are like "Woo hoo! The milk bar is back open!"
Bernice is such a good Mama... <3 But I can't wait for her not to have to anymore...She deserves a life of her own...
Yep - former momma Penny/Cello came running when she heard it. So cute
Boy, those pups sure look like DDBs...I wonder if there is any chance Bernice could have already been bred before the gal with the Aussie-doodle got her???
She looks gorgeous after her spa day and the babies look marvelous... good job mama Bernice.
aww they're getting to big to all fit and nurse at the same time
Spa day is already a distant memory........pups everywhere
Precious just precious! Those babies are so happy, mama's back!!! I bet Mama Bernice feels so good right now. Spa day and now her beautiful babies.
Just sitting here trying to imagine what you could charge, by the hour, for the chance to sit and live on puppies.
All I can think of is all those little razor teeth . . . . .
Love how she checks them all before she lays down.
They’ll soon be weaned, hopefully.....what a good mama ❤️
Thanks for making Ivy and Walter do the infamous head tilt 🐾🐾🐾💋💋💋
Look at all those little nuggets go. They are trying to pin Mama Bernice down. 😍
I bet Bernice will be happy when the pups are inside that big pen and she’s outside looking in at them .... ❤️
poor Bernice they can’t wait to get stuck in 😢she will be feeling their little teeth by now but she has been exceptional 💖💖💖💖💖
Mine never even picked up their heads from the bed! And one has previously had puppies. 😂
D’ohhhh!😍 They are really cruising now! Such a good mama. How does she not crush one. Yikes. 😆
Aren't those little fatty boombahs growing
I can almost smell the sweet puppy breath. Mama looks tired! 😍
Lone Star Dog Ranch added 5 new photos.
13 hours ago
Her recovery has been nothing short of amazing. This little Poodle Mix girl who was picked up as a stray covered in filthy mats and her neck ripped wide open. We leapt into action with the help of many and her recovery began. She was hospitalized for quite some time and then released into the care of foster mom Mary who has nurses Naomi back to health. She’s a sweet little girl who just wants a lap to call her own and that’s just what we found for her.
Her new mama is Barbara Woods from Spring Texas, had lost her little dog in May and she just wanted a little dog who wants to be held and keep her company.
Today she went off to her new life with a new name of Abby and they were both tickled pink with one another.
We can’t tell you how happy this rescue makes us, it’s just so heartwarming to see a dog suffer as much as she has and watch her come full circle.
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I can't say enough about the medical people who treat these dogs. Your work is amazing. When so many say no to the challenge, you always say yes, and because of that this little girl had a chance at a new life.
This girl deserves every cookie she gets for the rest of her life.
Perfect match , makes my heart sing . So so happy for Abby and Barbara . 🐾❤️ Congratulations
Lone Star Dog Ranch have her injuries completely healed ? I remember I it broke my heart ! She look great in the pic !
I am so happy for this little girl! LSDR/DRR, you are so right, she will only know love, caring and kindness for the rest of her days! Sweet and happy life, baby girl!
Abby and Barbara you two look as if this is a match made in heaven. Have a happy life.
Happy days Abby - the start of a wonderful and joy filled life for you. God bless sweetheart 🐶💖🐾😚. Thank you LSDR for saving this precious soul and Barbara for giving her a lovely new life 💖💖
This recovery still just blows my mind. Great medical and lots of love from Mary and LSDR/DRR. So happy for Abby and her new Momma, who just sounds perfect for this little girl. 😊❤️
Oh, Abby, you and your new mama look perfect together! So glad you've found each other to love!
So wonderful to see healing like this little girl has done. What an amazing story and especially the happy ever after ending. The very definition of Ranch Rescue! Congratulations to all. ❤❤❤
LSDR when ya'll have hard times, I know happy endings like this is what makes you able to get up everyday and put one foot in front of the other one!!!!!!!!! Warms my heart!!!!!!!
What an amazing transformation! Abby looks like she knows she has found her forever mama 💝. Happy tails to you both!!
Happy life Abby and Mama Barbara. So happy for you both and thankful DRR was able to provide another miracle.
That looks like a perfect pairing. Thank you to everyone who has healed this little sweetheart
I will never forget this sweet girl's story. God bless you little Abby. LSDR is a piece of heaven on earth💕😍🐶
So happy for Barbara and Abby! Please keep in touch on the Happy Tails page! We all love this sweet girl ❤
Thank you LSDR and All involved for everything you have done for this beautiful soul. I wish the best to you both in your new journey together.
From one Mary to another Mary . Thank you for your big heart and kind hands that you care for this little one💕🙋🏻💕Barbara your an Angel 😇.and miss Abby enjoy your new wonderful life 💕💋💕🙏🏼💕🐩
Oh Abby, I am so happy for you! You have been through so much, but you have been rewarded with a new Mom who I can tell loves you very much! Barbara, congratulations on adding this sweet girl to your family!
God bless your precious little heart, happy life Abby and Mama Barbara🙏🏼💖🐾🐾
What a wonderful thing. She looks amazing.
Happy New Life together Barbara & Abby!
So so so happy for this wonderful ending! Some rescues touch you more. ..this was one of them..God Bless all involved...
This makes my heart so happy!!!! Have a wonderful full life together!! 🐾🐾❤️❤️
Ohhh I am so beyond happy to hear this! 😊💕 Poor little girl!! 😢 She looks amazing now!Thrilled for you both, congrats on a happy new life together! ❤️❤️❤️
Lone Star Dog Ranch added 2 new photos.
15 hours ago
Look who came by today for a nail trim and a good scrubbing. Jenn told us the pups all have teeth now and Bernice doesn’t care too much for that. She still feeds them but is beginning to disassociate herself with them slowly. All of previous breast feeding moms can understand this 😂
FYI I don’t really see Jessica letting this big girl go but she hasn’t made a final decision on that. Once the pups are weaned she will go back to live with Jessica and her family. Let’s not forget that Bernice is still HW positive and all of her pups will have been born with microfilaria because of that and will be treated as well, she still needs surgery on both of her eyes, and she still needs to be spayed.
She’s got a long road ahead of her but once these unexpected pups don’t need their mama anymore we can focus our attention back on her. ... See MoreSee Less
I love how she adores Jessica.
I think Jessica’s a goner!😂😂😂😂
Keep her Jessica! She needs and loves you and you need and love her! A PERFECT match!❤️🧡💖
I see Bernice being part of Jenn’s pack permanently🙏🏼💖🐾🐾
A spa day for Bernice...a nice warm bath and massage, a pedicure and some "me" time!! Every mama's dream! WhooHoooo!!!
Yay!!! We get to keep Bernice around forever!!!! .... I mean... Uh... Right? Jessica?
What Trish said ❤️❤️ True love between these mommas .
How are puppies treated for heart worms?
They love each other and I am sure she will be a member of Jessica's family. She is such a sweetie and has been such a good Mommie.
Miss B ain’t going anywhere!!
Momma gets a well deserved Spa day! And I see Jessica doesn't really love this girl very much! NOT! She may not have said it yet, but we are all keeping are fingers crossed that Bernice has her forever home!❤️❤️❤️
A beautiful relationship! Ms. Bernice and Jessica. Great job to both.
Omg 😮 I didn’t realize all the pups have to be treated for heart worm too! Oh my! Do they have to wait to get older to withstand the Med?
Mom need a little pampering, the babies get most of her attention and now it's her turn.
Every good mom deserves a mani-pedi and her hair did
Look at the love in her face while she is getting a hug!
Spa day for this sweet Mamma! Enjoy it Bernice :)
you've been a great Mamma Bernice
My understanding is that puppies cannot get heart worm from their HW positive moms. The microfilaria will die off in the pups. Dogs are infected by mosquitos. Microfilaria must spend part of their life cycle in the mosquito, to become infective and grow into an adult heart worm.
Absolutely precious. Love Bernice and babies.
A spa day away from the babies!! I think she loves Jess all ready!!
If I was Jessica I would scoop her up.
Once you go thru a whelping and bond like that it’s hard to let go!
Jessica and Bernice! Sisterhood!
Awww she loves Jessica