In Loving Memory
Unquestionably the most difficult aspect of what we do involves saying goodbye to patients we have come to know and love. Often, especially during a prolonged illness, we have become as bonded to our patient’s families as we are to the pet themselves, and it is tremendously difficult to watch them go through the grieving process as they lose a beloved pet. We wanted to have a place to pay tribute to the animal friends we have lost, and to show that they will never be forgotten. This is a place for families as well as our staff to post their memories and photos of our special patients who are no longer with us.
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On January 9th, 2019 we lost our special boy. Cody, aka Codybear, was the sweetest, most loving boy you would ever encounter. He loved everyone and would let you know it because when he saw you he would push his head in your hand and whine until you pet him. We had 11 wonderful years with our boy, we were so lucky he chose us to be his family. Although our hearts are broken and the loss we feel is very deep, we are so grateful for the time we had with him.
Thank you to the Nelson Animal team for their loving care. We had an extra 4 years with Cody because of their suggestion of a wellness test at 7 years old. We discovered cancer at that time but caught it in time to treat it. Unfortunately it came back 4 years later and had spread enough that it was not treatable.
Cody died in my arms at home and the most comforting words I heard were from Dr. Adriana Olijnyk saying that he died with my scent comforting him. Thank you so much for that was exactly what I needed to hear in one of the darkest moments of my life.
Cody will be forever in our hearts. My new favorite saying "You were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye". Truer words could not be spoken.
Cody "Codybear" MacAdam. October 17, 2007 - January 9, 2019
My Sweet Lucky
Nov. 8, 2008 - Feb. 26, 2018
One of the worst days of my life was on Feb. 26th when I had to say goodbye to the sweetest, most loving little girl, - Lucky Loo as we sometimes called her. Lucky was born at Nelson Animal Hospital back on November 8, 2008, when her mom Tasha, gave birth to her and five furry siblings. Lucky had an amazing life with endless love and care. Lucky lived with her mommy Tasha, daddy Chico and her brother Ritchie as well as her human family. They were 4 little dogs with an unbreakable bond. The weekend before that dreadful day of saying goodbye, Lucky was given tons of extra kisses and loves by all of us. Each one of her family member knew she was ill as they were always on the look out for her and what was going on. If Lucky moved the slightest, their ears perked up and they watched her endlessly.
We miss Lucky every single day and saying good bye to her was the hardest thing to do. The other three are constantly looking for her, laying in the spot she loved or sniffing her blanket. Lucky had amazing big eyes that would look at you and just melt your heart. She was so loved and now so missed. Lucky loved her blanket being put in the dryer before going to sleep as she loved to cuddle in the warm blanket - yep she was spoiled and so very much loved. She loved us all back unconditionally. I miss seeing her tail go back and forth and around and around when she was asked if she wanted a treat. I miss her coming down the stairs in the morning and seeing her front paw mopping each step as it would go around and around so fast as she ran down the stairs. She brought many smiles to many faces. Her furry buddies miss her so much and my heart will forever have a void that will never be replaced, as part of my heart went with her.
She will always be with us and she will never be forgotten. I miss her every single day.
Rest in Peace my sweet Lucky Loo as I know you are at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for all of us to join you one day. xx
We miss you so so so very much sweet little girl.
Your doggie mommy, Tasha
Your doggie daddy, Chico
Your doggie brother, Ritchie
and of course your human mommy Arlene
and your human daddy, Pierre