Ruth, with our friend Andrei at the Orheiul Vechi Historical Complex at Trebujeni, Moldova. Photo taken December 2, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Whiskey

Whiskey passed away just after 1:00am this morning. We had a great 15 1/2 years with her.

She was not herself all evening. She couldn't settle down and didn't seem to be able to get air into her lungs. She just wanted us to pet her and be with her. She just got worse and worse and we knew this was going to be it. We stayed up with her until she stopped breathing. Then we cried lots. Still crying...

We miss you Whiskey!

45 comments:

  1. OOOOHHHHHhhhhh. We are soooo sorry for your loss. It is so hard for you. Please take care. Barb and Sal

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  2. Oh dear. Poor Whiskey. She didn't seem to be so much "in the news" lately after the vet visits and such of a few weeks back, so this is rather sudden.
    I'm sad to read it.
    She had a long life, and really got to experience a lot of different places. You treated her well. You can take some comfort in that.
    I do think dogs know how much they are loved, and she died knowing you loved her.

    Best to you.

    Bob.

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  3. Awww...no. I am so sorry for your loss. I take the passing of my animals very personally. God bless you two and God bless Whiskey. I hope you read Rainbow Bridge. I have quite a troupe waiting for me.

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  4. So sorry for your loss. But so happy Whiskey could be with you until the end. As sad as her passing is, she spent her last night with the people she loved the best.

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  5. Kevin and Ruth...we have been off the grid for a bit without internet...was just starting to tackle my blog reading catch up..so sorry to have seen this news...she was such a darling and a wonderful dog...so glad we got to meet her and you folks...remember her with smiles..she is now across rainbow bridge bouncing and running as free as the wind...take care...xoxoxoox

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  6. So sorry to hear of your loss.

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  7. Kevin and Ruth - we are new to your site but already attached to your family and journeys. We are so so sorry for your loss of Whiskey. We lost our Malamute/Shepherd Keda the same way after 15 years - in Derek's arms. We are animal lovers and have/had lots of furkids. take care.

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  8. Kevin and Ruth, I am sooo sorry for your loss of Whiskey. I have been enjoying so much reading about your ongoing adventures and knew that your sweet Whiskey might leave, but it always seems much too soon and always is so hard. Take care

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  9. Kevin & Ruth, as you know we were fortunate to have had Whiskey as our guest at our home and she was so happy and content even with the big lug Rigg's. Our hearts are heavy and we have shared a few tears with you and hope the passage of time will mend the heartache, Everyone who has ever had a pet & companion for that amount of time knows it is the same as the loss of a loved one.Please know we are thinking of you guys all the time. Your friends with love. Sam & Donna..

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  10. Our hearts, feelings and thoughts here at the Bayfield Bunch go out to you right now. I understand oh to well your feelings after having lost our dear Max and Checkers back in April. No words will ease your pain and sorrow. Know we are thinking of you and time will be your healer.... Kelly, Al, Cora and Pheebe.

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  11. Sorry about your loss we know how much you will miss her, at least you have some wonderful travel memories with her.

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  12. Please remember to breathe in deeply as you process your grief, and know that our collective community embraces you with gentle support.
    -Ish

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  13. We are so, so sorry to hear of your loss, but consider Whiskey to be a very lucky dog to have found you. She certainly had an interesting life traveling the continent.

    Warmest regards,

    Helen and Paul

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  14. We too are so sorry to hear of Whiskey's passing. Even with the setbacks she suffered over the last few months, it sounds like she didn't suffer, and had a wonderful life with you guys! Take care of yourselves.

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  15. Sorry to hear this! Whiskey was a good friend for you and the perfect travel companion. I know you will miss her.

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  16. So sorry for your loss Kevin and Ruth. I love that picture of Whiskey up there on your header. She looks like she was a beautiful soul. Take care. Levonne A Camp Host's Meanderings (having trouble posting lately).

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  17. Ruth and Kevin, we are very sad to hear your news. We know how much you will miss Whiskey. She has been a wonderful companion and a great traveller. You have tough moments ahead. Hope it helps to know that others understand how you are feeling. You were a great threesome!
    Take care. Paula & Jerry

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  18. So very sorry about Whiskey. Seems to have been a great companion for a long time.

    Mark and Lauree

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  19. Having just lost one of our beloved dogs not quite 3 months ago, I know how your heart is breaking. It never gets any easier to loose one that we love so much, but you were very lucky to have her for 17 wonderful years. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time..
    Ken, Ruth & Jackson

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  20. So sorry to hear about your lovely Whiskey, it is so hard to lose a beloved pet.

    Jean And Skip

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  21. Sorry for your loss. I know it well.

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  22. Kevin and Ruth, I am so sorry to learn of Whiskey's passing. She was a wonderful companion to you and I know you will miss her very much. You can be comforted in knowing that you gave her a very special life and she was a joy to yours.

    Your friend, Lynn

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  23. I am so very very sorry. My heart is crying with yours. I just hope we can enjoy our girls for 15 years. Tears are being shared.

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  24. I am crying as I type this so sorry if it's not that well done. I am so sorry for your loss. Sammy was so looking forward to meeting Whiskey.
    Such a sad sad day.

    HUGS. Karyn and SD

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  25. Kevin and Ruth,

    Gayle and I are so very sorry for your loss. We know hom much Whiskey will be missed. No words will help right now but know that Whiskey's memories will always keep you warm..............

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  26. So sorry, our treasured pets live with us always and leave behind untold joy and memories.

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  27. Dear Kevin and Ruth

    Our hearts are so heavy for you...

    Sincerely, Trent and Teresa

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  28. So very sorry for your loss. Our pets truly are our "Fur Kids." I hope the love you are getting from others who care and understand will help you through the next days and weeks. God bless.

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  29. Howdy Ruth & Kevin,
    Please, accept this message of condolence & love
    in the loss of your 'Whiskey'.. We know what it is to lose a long-time friend.. We lost Scotch, at 16 years; Skipper @ 17 years; Shelby @ 17 year; and @ 18 years.. Joyce took Shelby to the vet and he told her to bring her back in the morning.. Joyce lay by her side until she breathed her last breathe and told her how much she was loved... She knew it... They were all
    very good companions and friends..
    Just remember she's waiting at The Rainbow Bridge for y'all!!! Ours are, too...

    Smooth roads, clear skies & balmy breezes!!!

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  30. Oh you guys, we are so sad. She was so happy to see us. Our hearts are with you guys. She was a good girl. QEPD (rest in peace sweetie).

    chris

    www.livingboondockingmexico.blogspot.com

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  31. addendum:

    His name was Sargent-Major Soho @ 18 years old..

    I am so ashamed I couldn't recall his name... He was a 'rascal', if ever there was one!!!

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  32. That is sad news for sure, and we've lost our lab BOOMER in Denver in 2008. We cried for days.
    And Boomer ws the 3rd. dog we lost. Now we have only Molly, our beloved charmer who is loved by everybody.
    15+ years is a good age for a dog and I am sure Whiskey had the best lifes of all dogs. Saying GoodBye is something we need to live with.

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  33. Reading the first line of your post, I teared up and feel so sad for your loss. I looked back up at the photo of Whiskey and find that her eyes look so wise. I know your hurting a terrible hurt. Our animals are like our children. We love them so much.

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  34. So very sorry, perhaps she waited till she got back to her beloved Mexico. My tears are falling and my heart is heavy. All you can do is cry and hold each other. She was a huge part of your life and now will live on in your hearts and mind. You shared a special 15 1/2 years, keep her close in thought. Hugs and more hugs. Words don't really help but those of us with pets do understand the pain & grief you are experiencing. Love each other!

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  35. So sorry about Whiskey but she had a lot of good years. It will take time for the grieving process. It's too bad it happened so far away.

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  36. So sorry to hear of your loss. We all loved Whiskey. You gave her an amazing life and she was a lucky girl! Hugs to you both.
    Steve and Grace

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  37. we are so sorry for the loss of Whiskey..loved until the end..she had a great life surrounded with her 'family'..sending you a big 'cyber hug'..we know there are no words that will take the pain away..

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  38. We cry with you! Whiskey was that special friend who will live on in our memories as well.

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  39. We don't know what to say other than thank you for all your kind words, they really mean so much to us. This blog world has given us a whole other family of friends even if we have never virtually met, it feels like we all know each other. All your kind words have given us strength. We have beautiful memories of Whiskey and know that she did live a full and happy life. Our heart goes out to all you "furkid" owners that have recently lost your companions, I know that there have been a few of you as well as those that have lost their pets over the years because reading of a loss of someone's pet always rekindles your own memories.

    I wish I could reply to each comment individually but there are just too many. Again we thank you and Whiskey thanks you from Doggie Heaven.

    All our love, Ruth and Kevin

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  40. Ruth and Kevin, Angela and I were so sorry to hear the news. We know what it means to loose a part of the family.

    Whiskey had such loving parents and lived a great life traveling all over with you two.

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  41. Kevin and Ruth

    I am so very sorry to hear about little Whiskey. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. It's been a month since we lost Squeaky and I still cry every day. We didn't plan on getting another kitten, but I have to say little Baxter has sure helped us....still we cry.

    You can take comfort in the fact that she lived a long life and had the best care possible.

    I'm crying with you.

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  42. Just catching up on the blog. So sad to hear about Whiskey, she was so lucky to have you in her life and by her side at the end.

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  43. We are ever so sorry to hear of Whiskey's passing. Many hugs to you both!

    "Woof Woof, Arf, Bark Bark, Whiinneee, Whimper, Grrrwoool"

    (from Duke and Duchess)


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    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  44. Thank you again everyone, your words mean so much to us. Karen and Al, I have been so busy over the last month or two I haven't done much blog reading or posting comments and I just wanted to say I am sorry to you for your loss of Squeaky, we know how very much you loved her and cared for her up to the end, like us with Whiskey.

    Kevin and Ruth

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