Unfortunatley, we lost DeeDee on Sept. 19,2006, to illness and very old age. She would have been 13 if she had made it til Oct.6, but she became sick on Sept 5, and even though she tried her best to rally, it wasn't to be. The doctor came out on the late afternoon of the 19th , and with me, MOM, and Chloe, and the kennel dogs near, she was helped to go to a more peaceful place and was laid to rest beside her friend, Tillie, and her daughter, Dixie, next to the black locust tree at the side yard. The kennel dogs ( Catcher, Rosie and Maggie, her kids from the only time she had babies, and Vinnie, my brother ) howled a song of good-bye to her and Chloe, the coonhound pup, placed a tennis ball on the edge of her grave when MOM was finished.
We will miss her terribly but we know that she is with Grandma, Grandpa, Jynxie, Bailey, Tillie, Shadow,Dixie, and Trouble and that she's having a good time and will meet us when we come to her.
We love you DeeDee,