All in the Family
Damien Maxwell Bella



This is loving memory of Cocoa, the sister to my puppy Damien. She was born with a heart murmur and we were made aware of it from the breeder. No one could have known though how bad it actually was. We had picked up both brother and sister just after the 6 week mark. Cocoa was always tired out a bit faster than her brother, but all seemed all right. She was bigger than her brother and loved to sneak up on him and attack him. The puppies played constantly together almost non-stop. We had brought the two home the first week in January. Around Valentines day we noticed that Cocoa was laboring to breath more than usual, she was lethargic, wouldn't eat or drink, and she sat with her head up on a stool to be able to breath. I took her to the vet's ASAP, and found out her little heart wasn't pumping blood or oxygen to the rest of her organs. Her organs had already started to decomp and there was nothing we could do to save her. The nurses put on oxygen to help her breathe while we made the hardest decision ever! No one wanted her to suffer anymore, she had been in our lives for such a short glorious time and it just didn't seem fair for this to happen. We stayed with her and talked with her, and kissed and hugged her and hoped she knew how much she was loved. As hard as it was we made the decision to end her suffering and stayed right by her side as the light went out in her beautiful green eyes. She is still greatly missed every day. Our little angel Cocoa!

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Comments (14)
May 28, 2009 tobyslattery
That's such a sad story. She was so beautiful. You must miss her very much. I feel so sorry for her and for you. Hope you never forget her.
May 28, 2009 Heather
Oh - I'm crying - I've been through this. We need cherish every moment with our wonderful animal companions who give so selflessly to us. We love our Oscar sooo much & know when the time comes - many years from now, we hope, we will be there with him if at all possible. It's the very least we can do to accompany them on their final journey. I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless you for being there for beautiful little Cocoa. I'm also glad you still have Damien. Hugs from me & Oscar.
May 28, 2009 dogs101
May 28, 2009 boxerescuedreamer
that is soooo sad i am very sorry for your loss :( very cute puppy.
May 28, 2009 Hersheypup
Your story broke my heart. I have a friend who's dog passed away because of polio in the first couple months that they had her. We all need to spend and cherish the memories and seconds we have with our dog. I will be sad when I go to college and will have to leave Hershey with my parents. So until then, I spend time with Hershey all the time. But enough about me. I know Cocoa was a pleasure to have and I am in grief right now for her. XOXO from Hershey and I.
May 28, 2009 JaneEvil
Thank you all so much for the caring means alot to Damien and I!
May 28, 2009 bliss
May 28, 2009 alexalou
So so sorry to hear you lost her. I know how that feels. Although, I must be honest, I don't understand at all how the decision was difficult to put her out of her suffering. Sure, she won't be with you, but how could you bare to watch her hurt?? You made the right choice. You're lucky to have her brother now. :) Topaz sends licky kisses! :)
May 28, 2009 pandrews-4
Oh my, I can't stop crying! I am so sorry for your loss of this beautiful girl! I hope you have many happy memories to remember her by!
May 28, 2009 kendra blackie 08
Well this is almost to sad to see a cutie like is in heaven and a better place=[. I am so sorry for your lost. I really enjoyed the heart touching bio of Cocoa.
May 28, 2009 wolfgirl66
Sorry for your loss!
May 28, 2009 lucybee
I'm sorry Cocoa had such a short life,but it sounds like she knew nothing but love in her temporary voyage to this realm.
May 28, 2009 doggone1973
she was adorable, such a heartbreaking story, so sorry for your loss.
May 28, 2009 raven454
Cocoa was such a precious little girl. She is so lucky to have been loved so much in her short life. So terribly sorry for your loss.
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