Aerowyn Slack

Mon, May 19, 2008 — Sat, Dec 12, 2015

Life Story for Aerowyn “Contessa Bellazuffa”

May 18, 2008 – December 12, 2015

Aerowyn was the best dog ever.
We were fortunate in contacting Aerowyn’s breeder to have met her just one day after she was born. Kelly’s puppies were brand new. They couldn’t walk yet and their eyes were still closed. We knew instantly that Aerowyn would be ours. There was no question. She was the only flashy brindle in the litter, and always was one of a kind.
We were warned that although Kelly was calm and gentle, that Aerowyn probably would be energetic and rambunctious, as boxers are known to be. But Aeowyn quicky proved that wrong. Everyone she met commented on how calm and gentle she was.
Everyone loved Aerowyn. And Aerowyn loved everyone. (Except maybe Karma). Her greatest ambition was to snuggle on the couch, followed closely by running off leash, sticking her head out of the car window and eating. Everything.
Although we didn’t know she was leaving us, in her last few weeks she finally made it onto the new couch for some snuggles. And she had one more car ride with her ears flapping in the wind.
On Wednesday, December 9th, Aerowyn stopped eating. On December 10th, around 10 p.m. she started having trouble breathing. A visit to the vet on December 11th showed that she wasn’t passing air through her right lung, and that her temperature was very low. We took her home to await blood test results. We kept her covered in her favourite blanket, brought her upstairs onto the heating pad to rest while we promised to sleep for just a few hours, and prayed for her to keep breathing and make it thought the night. After a short while Aerowyn went to her couch. When we woke up to check on her, our beautiful girl was gone. She had passed in her favourite sleeping spot, in her favourite position.
No more trouble breathing, no more upset tummy, no more itchy feet. No more ear infections or mystery illnesses.
Poor little Roly.
Aerowyn, we miss you. We miss the way you always smelled faintly of popcorn. The way you rested the entire weight of your head on our laps. Your funny yawn. We miss petting your soft, soft face and kissing you good night. We miss the way coming home made us feel like the most important people in the world. We hope you know how very much we love you.
Our home is empty and silent without you. Our lives will never be quite the same. Thank you for 7 wonderful years. Run free, sweet girl. Mommy and Daddy love you.