Our Beautiful Angel In Heaven
March 1, 2008 to May 21, 2011
WE MISS YOU EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES!
It is with a heavy heart and eyes full of tears that we sadly announce on Saturday night, at only 3 years old,
our beautiful little girl Zebrina crossed over the rainbow bridge.
We love her, miss her,and still see her everywhere and in every room.
She was so full of life and spice and was such a wonderful companion and best friend.
Zebrina was mom to 2 litters of beautiful pups, 3 of which we kept,
who are sadly pacing the house searching for their mom at this very moment. The dogs are smarter than we know,
I believe they knew she was so sick because they all gathered around her and licked her face and mouth on that last night.
Zebrina passed away due to complications from the tick borne illness Ehrlichiosis,
which turned into AIHA (auto immune hemolytic anemia- red blood cells destroying themselves).
Zebrina was diagnosed in mid March needing 3 blood transfusions and heavy doses of Prednisone and Doxycycline
to rebuild her red blood cell count. It had been only 2 months and she was doing okay, we had hoped she would get back to normal although the prognosis for AIHA is a 50/50 survival rate with prednisone usually used for lifetime stabilization.
The drug Prednisone is a strong steroid which supresses the immune system and does not allow the body to fight any infection on its own. It also has very severe side effects such as causing the stomach wall to thin, destroys joints and muscle, causes bleeding ulcers etc. Zebrina was on extremely high doses for the past 60 days which basically destroyed her and wore her down.
This all happened so quickly, she was fine on Thursday, and on Friday she ran a very high fever,
apparently from a secdondary infection (per the vet), she was immediately put on a very strong antibiotic.
On Saturday night , Zebrina left this world.
Zebrina passed away on her own, with Angelo and I hugging and kissing her in the animal hospital.
With this disease you feel so helpless, as there is basically no cure and the only drugs that work, do such bad things to the body.
We have spoken to many specialists and studied all that is written about AIHA and still there are no answers.
We also send all our love and our deepest condolences to Anita Tricoli of Sunshine Shilohs, who is Zebrina's breeder and our very close friend. We thank her for all her support and for giving us the most wonderful beautiful girl in the world.
She was so loved and cherished. She will be terribly missed.
3 years old is just too short, It's Not Fair!
Azzaro Shiloh Shepherds
br CHptd. Azzaro's Zebrina Golden Sunshine
WILL YOU BE IN MY HEART
WILL MY ARMS REACH OUT TO PULL YOU CLOSE
AND GENTLY KISS YOUR FACE
AND WATCH AS YOUR EVER INQUISITIVE EYES
ASK FOR MORE LOVING AND GUIDANCE
AND MY HANDS CAN STILL FEEL YOUR SOFT SILKY FUR
SO GENTLY GLISTENING IN THE MORNING DEW
AS I WATCH YOU RUN ACROSS THE MEADOW
SO YOUNG AND SO PLAYFUL
AS YOU WATCH ME FROM AFAR
JUST AWAITING FOR THAT MOMENT
AS I CALL YOUR NAME
TO COME RUNNING BACK INTO MY ARMS
OH, ZEBRINA, WE MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH,
WE LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANY WORDS COULD EVER EXPRESS.
ONE DAY WE WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN, AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER TIME ........
You Are Forever Imprinted In Our Hearts,
With Us Thru All Of Eternity......
Dam: NAKC Gr. CH Catoctin's Rae Of Sunshine
Sire: GVx2 abir Gr.CH Sir Harley Of Shenandoah
Date of Birth: March 1st 2008
Zebrina Is A Real Love. Her Favorite Thing Is Giving and Receiving Lots Of Hugs And Kisses. She is A Bundle Of Energy And Loves To Play. She Is Extremely Feminine And Absolutely Adorable With Large Always Inquisitive Eyes. Zebrina Has A Full Dark Velveteen Mask And A Luxurious Coat. She Is A Very Beautiful Silver Sable Girl. Zebrina Seems To Have Followed In Her Daddys Footsteps, In Both Beauty And Conformation. Her Daddy Is " Sir Harley Of Shenandoah," # 1 Top Show Dog Winner. Her Mom Is Catoctin's Rae Of Sunshine, Also A Real Beauty.
Zebrina Gets Along Extremely Well With Zeus, Has Made Zeena Her Ultimate Playmate, And Now Zorro Has Become Her Partner
In Everything She Does. Zebrina And Zorro Are Inseparable 24/7.
Zebrina Is 3 Years Old, 27 1/2" Tall And Weighs Approx. 100 Lbs.
Zebrina Has Been Introduced To The Show Circuit And Seems To Enjoy It. At The Moment, She Is Pointed Towards Her Adult Championship.
Recently, Zebrina And Zeus Got Together And Started A Family.
On January 24th 2010 Zebrina Became A Mother For The First Time. Her And Daddy Zeus Welcomed 9 Healthy Beautiful Pups Into The World. Zebrina Is A Fantastic Loving Mom!
Of Course, We Had To Keep One Too, And His Name Is " Zillo" !
Zebrina's Second Litter, Also With Handsome Daddy Zeus,
Arrived On August 27th 2010 With 10 Healthy Bundles of Love!
What A Truly Great Nurturing Mom Zebrina Turned Out To Be!
Once Again, How Could We Not Keep Any Pups??????
Well, We Couldn't!
Our Newest Additions Are " Remington And Zuli " !
Shilohs: www.Azzaroshilohs.com Barkery Cookies: www.Zeusgourmetbarkery.com E-mail: Lob94ms@aol.com Phone: (434)977-0178