Sept 2000 - Aug. 23, 2004
My Dear Beloved Sally had a unexpected sudden heart
She was just playing and running around in the yard, and literally
fell to a "down" position and starting squeaking. it was very traumatic. I
had her remains taken care of through the funeral home in our small town.
Sally was like my child. My best Friend. I went through a VERY abusive
relationship for 7 yrs, I believe she felt she no longer needed to protect
me. But always by my side. I have vivid dreams at night of her. She and my
Grandmother visit me. (Periodically) Sally was a special Fila. Even though
my gram couldn't stand being around dogs...she actually invited her over for
dinner :-) .she went through as much as I did .. (mentally) when I cried,
she would lay her head on me and whimper. When I would be happy she would do
her "Happy Shake". Sally was 12 wks when I got her. I am a Member of
Rescue Inc. www.filarescue.org .
Sally was a Fila Brasileiro A.K.A. Brasillian Mastiff.
I even have a website for her :
I don't know what else to say other than Sally was my EVERYTHING!
called 911. I thought she was choking. she was a beautiful 215lb red
brindle. My Gram passed away 2003 June 6th, the evening I got the call from
my Mom, I fell to my knees and Sally fell right along with me. She knew all
the mental pain I went through and I'm sure the physical as well. if it
weren't for her, I know I couldn't have made it through and DON'T ask me how
I made it through losing her. I've still got her ashes since last August
sitting in my closet. I am so afraid to part with them. It's like a part of
her that I still have to hold onto. to bury her is like "THE END" and I'm
not ready for it. I think I freaked out worse with Sally passing than my
Gram. I watched my gram fight death for 2 yrs and it wasn't pretty. I then
lost my Sally 1yr and 2 months after . I had to be strong for her. While
everyone tried to bring her back on my Patio, it was a 2 hr fight. We did
everything we could.
Her Vet was closed. The nearest Vet was an emergency vet
near Pittsburgh which is about 45 minutes. without us working on her she
wouldn't have lasted more than 5 minutes. We brought her back more than
several times, but she just didn't have the strength to go on any longer, I
think the last half hour was just muscle movement. but I held her head in my
lap the whole time. This is Very hard for me to discuss to the day, but it
helps me feel better when all said and done. Needless to say I will never
forget my Beloved Sally, and I will never forget the day she ran out to me
the day I picked her up. It was a 6hr drive to Delaware. She was SO lit up
with energy and ran out to me and just gave me kisses and then sat on my
lap. she Slept with me and sat on my lap until the last seconds of her life.
I never left her side. I give you permission to take this story and do with
it what you will :-)