Friday, March 11, 2022

Fly High My Sweet Angel

 

We lost our sweet Matt yesterday and we are heartbroken πŸ’”

There is so much I have not shared over the past year about our sweet boy mainly because I was devastated and just felt helpless. What we thought was arthritis all these years was actually the early stages of Degenerative Myelopathy. Late last year the final stages came on fast and hard but Matt took it in stride and fought the good fight until two days ago when his body just fought back harder and he lost all use of his legs and could not balance. We tried everything but he was exhausted and ready. I find comfort in knowing he is running now and no longer trapped in a body that just won't do what he wants. I am sure Ginger was waiting at the bridge for him to show him the ropes along with all my other past animals. He was the best dog we never knew we needed until he chose us and we will miss him terribly. Fly high my angel. 🐾🌈

xoxo,
Bell Fur Zoo Mama

35 comments:

  1. We're so sorry to hear this news about Matt. One of our Angel Sisters had degenerative myelopathy, so our parents know the struggle you've had. Our paws are crossed for all of you and we send warm hugs, too.

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  2. Matt; we are truly sorry to learn this. we understand how hard this is. mom is right, you suffer no more, and live in heaven now as a young pup. we send big time hugs and loves to you, matilda and your mom. ♥♥♥♥♥

    daisy, mackerull, dude, sauce, boomer, tuna and the gurl laura

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  3. We are so very sorry to hear about Matt, he was such a sweet boy.
    Virtual Hugs,
    Beth(and the Gang)

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  4. I am so very sorry to read about Matt...you handsome black Lab. He was well loved and gave love unconditionally
    Hugs Cecilia Mom to Angel Madi

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  5. We are so sorry to hear about your sweet and handsome Matt. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Hugs♥

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  6. I am so very sorry to hear about your sweet Matt. We'll miss seeing that handsome dude. Love and hugs from all of us.

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  7. Paws together and sharing gentle thoughts in your time of loss, Matt was a special boy to you and to all who knew him. We have emailed to ask your permission to design a memory image in his honor ... so others may remember him. Thank you.

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  8. I am typing through tears for your loss of sweet Matt. I am so, so sorry. I have heard of this DM and that it is a tough thing to deal with. It sounds like Matt put up a good fight to stay with you as long as he could. Our hearts are with you and we will miss him too.
    ♥ Jan & Luke

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  9. We are so sorry to see this news about Matt. He let you know it was time and you listened with your heart.
    sending tons of pug love and hugs
    Mabel, Hilda & Mom

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  10. Dear Matt's family, I didn't have a chance to get to know your sweet boy but just read about your loss at POTP. I am very sorry. Now he is at a better place with Ginger. Hugs to all.

    Pinot's mom

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  11. Even when one knows it is time, it is the most difficult decision to make. I didn't know Matt, but I know you are right: he is running and jumping now, with the body of a super-healthy dog, and the joy of a puppy. Godspeed, Matt.

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  12. We are so sorry to read this. You are right - he is running pain free now but oh how you (and Matilda) will miss him.bPrayers and Power of the Paw to all who love him.

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  13. Such sad news. I am sorry for the loss of your handsome boy. XO

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  14. We are so very sorry for your loss. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy from all of us here at ATCAD

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  15. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear that Matt passed. I always loved how stoic he was and how he would sit and just contemplate life. I am so deeply sorry for your enormous loss. Your blog stopped coming to our inbox at least 2 yrs ago and you aren't on BlogLovin, so I have no way of following you! Keeping you in my thoughts/prayers (((hugs)))

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  16. So very sorry for your loss. May your Matt romp free of pain with all the pets across the Bridge. Sending tender thoughts of comfort. πŸ’”

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  17. We are saddened to read about Matt becoming an Angel-Pup. We made you a memento in his honor and its on your FB page. (Messenger).

    Sendng love and ugs at thiis difficult time.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

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  18. Fly free beautiful Soul✨
    So sorry for the loss of your beloved Matt. Soft Pawkisses to comfort youπŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

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