11/25/2008 - 12/11/2015
Memorial created 12/14/2015 by Will.
NOW IN GOD'S CARE
Ceilidh (Gaelic) came to us through Minnesota Sheltie Rescue when she was about two years of age. She bonded to my wife immediately, but made me take almost two years to earn her trust. It happened, and she went on to also trust as her people both of our human sons and our occasional house/dog sitter. She was a little love, and always wanted to snuggle, walk, devour her food, and bark at other animals. She also learned to tolerate her Sheltie brother, Robby. They actually got along quite well. In February of this year she was diagnosed with transitional cell bladder cancer and had surgery which showed a tumor impossible to excise. She did well up till a couple of weeks ago. At that point ultrasound showed that the tumor had doubled in size, she was losing weight, and lab work showed that her kidneys would soon shut down. On December 11, with the help of our very compassionate vet, she fell asleep in her mom’s arms for the last time. We had eleven good post diagnosis months with her, an unusually long time with this type of cancer we are told. We miss her very much – such a sweet and loving presence in our home. We have consigned her to God’s loving arms now that she will no longer be able to snuggle into ours.