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R.I.P Pixel!

Normally I’m sunshine and rainbows in this blog, but I just wanted to take a moment to talk about my best friend, Pixel.

Pixel was my golden retriever, and she was diagnosed with heart cancer last month. This morning she passed away in her sleep. It’s been really heartbreaking for me, because she is the first pet I’ve ever lost, and she was such an important member of my family! For the past 10 years, it’s always been “Pokky & Pixel!” so I’m just really sad today :(

Pokky & Pixel as puppies:)

The good news is that after she was diagnosed, even though she only lived a month, they were really happy days! She ran and played and begged for food and on the whole, was doing super awesome. For a while I thought maybe she was misdiagnosed!

I just wanted to say that she was a super amazing friend, and she touched a lot of people. She had her wild days, was a goofball, and had THE WORLD’S WORST DOG BREATH known to man.  She was also amazingly loving, gorgeous looking, super cuddly and really loyal.  She loved full body massages, when I held her hand, and hanging out in the back yard.

(a few years ago, Pixel was the mascot for my holiday magnet :D )

She was 10.5 years old, really too young in my opinion and I’m just glad i had this last month to say goodbye to her. If you have a pet, go hug them. They say ‘every day is a gift,’ and I know exactly what they mean.

I <3 You Pixel!

PS. animated gif pixels!



15 Responses to R.I.P Pixel!

  1. Brianna says:

    at least Pixel is feeling better now ):

  2. Sam says:

    Shana, I am really sad to read about this. I hope the memories you and Pixel created together will last forever. The holiday magnet from a few years back is very cute! I find that most dogs are such hams, and Pixel looked like the champ at it.

  3. Sarah says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Shana. Thank you for sharing some of your Pixel memories.

  4. Zaeda says:

    Oh, I’m so sorry. My dog (a golden retriever mix) got diagnosed with a heart condition about a year ago and had to be euthanized in August (She was only 8). I feel your pain.

  5. Sarah says:

    Pixel was a darling dog who Max & I will miss forever – my heart is with you and so sad for you. What a blessing to have shared her life with you.

  6. Megan says:

    I’m so sorry about Pixel. I lost my best friend about two years ago. It does get easier! Thanks for sharing pictures and stories of Pixel. She’s beautiful.

  7. Beck Jones says:

    Oh Shana,
    I am SO very sorry for your loss. These beautiful little fur-kids leave such a deep mark on our hearts and we never forget them.
    I hope that you can, soon, remember with a smile the fun and love you shared together on your journey with this beautiful doggy!
    BEAUTIFUL picture on the magnet – such a sweet face!
    With love
    Beck Jones :*\

  8. Atara says:

    As one animal-mommy to another, I send you my deepest condolences and prayers. I’ve never lost one of my kiddos yet, but I’ve known the heartbreak of having come close on a few occasions because of chronic illness. I can only imagine that’s a sliver of what you’re going through, and I wish you and the rest of your family all the best during this time of grieving.

  9. Missy says:

    I am so sorry to hear this, Shana. We are thinking of you.

  10. Beth says:

    Such a beautiful dog. So sorry to hear about loosing her, but at least she’s not suffering anymore. I’ve lost many animals in my life–a couple of dogs, a few cats, a few guinea pigs, even a particularly odd goldfish who lived to almost 6 years old, but they all are special and are all waiting for us on the other side. I can not wait for the day that I meet up with all of my babies, past, present, and future, when they come running at me over The Rainbow Bridge.

  11. Izzy says:

    I am so sorry, I know it must be really hard for you. She was so adorable and looked very sweet! My condolences go to you and your family, and I hope Pixel is living on in doggy heaven.

  12. steph says:

    She was a beautiful dog and truly loved, which is what all dogs need. Special big hugs for you and your family.

  13. Sascha says:

    I lost my golden retriever Jack last Christmas. But…we were able to get a new girl retriever named Daisy from Jack’s family lineage. I see a lot of Jack in her but she’s her own special breed of cute and sweet. I hope things will look up for you. <3 <3 <3

  14. Maria says:

    She is beautiful! I am so sorry you lost her recently. Our animal friends take up such a special place in our hearts, and we never ever forget them. Have a peaceful holiday. And thank you for your super duper customer service =)

  15. Jen says:

    Oh Shana, I’m so sorry. There is nothing like our furbabies. I love that Beth mentioned the Rainbow Bridge. One day you’ll see Pixel there ;)
    (I wonder if your original site Pixelgirl was named after her?)

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