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Kibby has crossed the rainbow bridge

Hi all, 

My Kibby aka: white pig, perfect pig, juicy pig, Kibby baby, bully time, the blocker (anytime anyone or dog would get close to me , she would sit in between!) is sadly gone.  About 5am, sunday, She came in from a poo and almost collapsed, started turning pale, and wasn't responding to anything.  We took her to emergency and she was in critical condition. They put her in an oxygen tank, took X-ray and said she had something in her stomach, they say it was 10 centimeters and that it was cancer and that it was bleeding. Prior to this, Kibby was currently on her 4th week antibiotics because of pneumonia again, dr. Said her heart looked large as well.. So I am just so much in shock that this 'cancer' was not detected sooner... Or was it all the antibiotics? Or should I have done the surgery? I chose to put her to sleep because Kibby was 9 already and they gave me a 50% chance of her not making it thru surgery, and maybe a few more months to live after that.  I feel so sad and so confused of how this could've all happened and so fast.  I literally brought her to the vet for everything, all the time... The last time we took an X-ray was 4 weeks ago to see her pneumonia... How old we have missed this 'cancer'? 

Something just doesn't feel right and maybe I m just going crazy because I am still in shock.  I miss my pig a lot, can't fall asleep without her next to me , there is no snoring, there is no more nomnomom, it's just quiet and sad now.  No more polka dot ears with a bunny tail.. I will never find any sweeter, cuter dog again. My beagle is sad and lonely and I know I have to find her a new friend soon... I would love another bully, but I think I better wait... Or find someone of similar size but more energy so my beagle can go on long walks together.  Now, all the animals on my tag pic are dead! So sad :(! 

I will try to figure out how to upload pics... it just keeps uploading... Thanks to everyone on Bdw.. You guys are the best!


sincerely, christine

Breaks My Heart

I am so sorry for your loss.  xoxo

Stephanie and David's picture

I am so sorry to hear this.

Cancer is hard to detect unless the being with the cancer can tell you what's wrong. This  happend to people, not just dogs. I think you dod the absolutely best you could to help your bullie. Your bullie loved you and you loved your bullie, and that's what's important. I understand your paoin. Our bulldogs are special creatures and bulldog people understand. I hope you are doing OK, but we're here for you if you need us.

animal005's picture

Sorry for your loss

We know the feeling about cancer.  Winnie had X-rays and blood work a month before they found her cancer.  I asked the same question you are, why didn't it get caught sooner.  The vet told me that it was a fast spreading cancer.  She had bone and liver cancer.  So don't beat yourself up about why it wasn't caught.  Know that you gave Kibby the best life.

Sarah, so sorry..............

I know the pain you are going through, as I just experienced it a month ago.  It does all happen so fast, and your heart just spins and you stop and think, "how can this all be?".  You did everything you could have for Kibby, and if you had known about the cancer a month ago, it probably wouldn't have made a difference.  You loved and cared for Kibby while treating for pneumonia, and gave Kibby the best life possible.  Kibby was at home, to be with you, until the end.  I know your heart breaks.  When I lost Otie, I became obessed with getting another companion for my other bulldog RIGHT AWAY!  I finally had to sit back, take a deep breath, and let things happen as they may.  Sending you prayers for comfort during this difficult and challenging time.


  Miss you sweet boy Otie (July 29, 2013)



So So

Sorry for your Loss....

Angela and PollyAnna's picture

I am so sorry....

This makes me sad.... my heartfelt condolences to you at this time. Bullys are so special!!


PollyAnna's Words of Wisdom


Céline and Angel Stella's picture

I'm so sorry.

Kibby was a beauty and a sweet, sweet girl.  She brought you so much in life... and you brought her just as much.

Don't beat yourself up, you were a wonderful bully mom.  Sometimes these things happen so fast...


Monica-Maude-Gus's picture

Christine, I am really sorry about Kibby

Please don't be so hard on yourself -- there's no doubt that you always took great care of Kibby and all of your furkids. No matter how long we have them, it's never long enough.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Monica, Maude and Gus

HANK-DA-TANK and GEORGIA's picture

very sorry

Sad to read this.  Hang in there.


Kathy Chester Newman and Jessa's picture

I'm so sorry for your loss...

Please don't blame yourself in any way, things can go wrong very quickly with our babies even when they are getting the best of care. RIP big guy, we will all miss you. 

AmyandSophia's picture

Christine, I am so terribly sorry to hear about Kibby.

My heart and prayers go out to you at this sad, sad time. You did everything you knew to do, and Kibby loves you so much for it. Don't beat yourself up, you can't change it and she wouldn't want you doing that to yourself. 


Amy and Sophia

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Of course you want another bully my friend. Your Beagle will be just fine getting those long walks with you all to himself. Don't go too long, get your heart a new friend to love and care for. It will be ok...


Amy and Sophia

Katie and Tucker's picture

RIP Kibby

My thoughts are with you at this hard time. 


Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"

I am so sorry for your loss.

Thinking of you with hugs.

RIP dear Kibby..

Mourn Kibby and remember nothing can replace her or the wonderful memories.  When the time is right open your heart up to a new pup and create new memories.  


CathyandZimmer's picture

I'm so sorry to read this...

my heart breaks for you. Sending you many hugs and prayers for sweet Kibby.


Cathy & Zimmer




I'm so sorry for your loss of Kibby.

Hugs to you and your family.


Lynn King CPDT-KA

Deborah and the NC gang's picture

i am so very very sorry for your loss....i

understand all too well...we lost Ms Sugar in Oct to a mass in her and she couldn't be saved...i miss that ole gal so much....her and Kibby are running at the bridge together both free from their sickness....  hugs

MacknTeaBoneTillieMae's picture

oh no!

so, so, sorry for your loss. don't beat yourself up. cancer, if that is what i was can sneak up quickly. we hope that one day soon, your happy memories will make you smile again and rejoice in the life your baby shared with you...........we will NEVER have enough time with them...........



Mack 'n' Tillie Mae Mack



attitude is altitude!



Pegsy's picture

I'm really sorry for your

I'm really sorry for your loss sweetie,(((hugs)))

karonelaine's picture

I'm so so sorry to see this.

My prayers has been said for you. It's hard when we lose our Babies. God never gives us enough time. But he does put his Angles in our hands to take care of them. Kibby is now with all the bullies from Bulldogs world. Kibby run feel free and out of pain. Look for my Gummy Bear. I know he needs all the bullies friends now that he can see. I'm so sorry again. I still feel your pain but hold on to the memories they do help. Post as many old pictures retell the stories. We all would still live that so much. I'm so sorry but you did the right thing from saving him from a lot of pain. Don't feel bad or Guilty at all. You just wanted him free of pain. That there show him and everyone you love Kibby most of all. 



amandalee27's picture


So sorry for your loss. And so suddenly. It seems harder to process when we don't know "why". Rebel has hemangiosarcoma. It is one of the top cancers in dogs and is usually diagnosed when the tumor bleeds out. Dogs are usually their normal selves and then suddenly they are gone. You may never know what causes Kibby's death, but there are great support groups out there for hemangiosarcoma and many owners who lost their babies so suddenly like you. The Sumner foundation on yahoo has been a great support to us during Rebel's illness. Hugs and prayers your way. Do not blame yourself or second guess. Remember all you and Kibby shared.

ArchimedesMommy's picture

Oh, sooo sorry to hear this!!! Many ((( hugs )))....And I love

all the CUTE nicnames you had for your precious girl !!!   So sorry, wish I could hug  you in person!!!  :-( 


Our three JOYS !!!  

Sophie,  Meaty,  and, Professor   (adopted in March 2016, went to Rainbow Bridge Dec. 2016)  

Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Fatboy's picture

I'm sorry for your loss. It's so devistating to lose our loved

ones; bully's are no exception.  Thank you for sharing Kibbys life with us.  Your precious baby will always be in our hearts.  


Fatboy aka Stinky :)

artieandgumbo1's picture

RIP Kibby