Monday, October 10, 2022

Good-bye Makayla


June 3, 2017

It is with much sadness and grief that I report that this morning shortly after 5 AM my faithful, gentle-spirited Makayla crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She was in my arms surrounded by Chris and our other pets, Riordin and Finnegan. She was almost exactly 14 years old having been born November 3, 2008.

Good-byes suck! But, I cannot think of a better way to depart as she was surrounded by the entire pack. 

She woke me up just before 5 AM with labored breathing and I carried her downstairs and outside to see if she needed to relieve herself. She could not stand and I knew things had gotten very serious overnight. I went inside and sat with her in my chair and as I held her I felt her relax in my arms and I realized that it was time. I called to Chris and Finnegan and Riordin came as well almost as if they knew. She went peacefully, surrounded by the pack which now mourns her departure.

Christmas Morning 2008
Elkridge, MD

Makayla was a one-of-a-kind dog. She was the most gentle-spirited dog I have ever known. She did not like to play too much, but she was always there to greet me when I came home. She was a surprise Christmas gift from the family. 

Makayla in the Snow
Elkridge, MD
January 14, 2019

She loved snow. I know, we moved her to Florida but she really enjoyed playing in the snow. I used to throw snowballs with her and shovels of snow. She just loved the cold snow and playing in it. Even as an adult, snow brought out the hidden puppy inside of her.

Finnegan, Makayla, and Riordin
Tequesta, FL
February 11, 2022

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge she now rejoins our other family friends who have proceeded her and as Jeremy said, there is another fluff ball in heaven. Keeshonds are very fluffy. 

Me and Makayla
Elkridge, MD
May 12. 2019

Makayla, thank-you for 14 years of unconditional love and friendship. You were the best. Well done my faithful companion.

I hope it is true that all dogs go to heaven.

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It’s heartbreaking for sure.
My heart goes out to you and Chris ❤️

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