BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE VERONA STREET ANIMAL SHELTER
EVENT DATE: Jun 08, 2013
Susie Kopitzki wrote -
Hello friends & animal lovers,
I'm fundraising in memory of Lowki who passed away suddenly in December.
Adopted from a local animal shelter in August of 2002, Lowki was just 5 months old and a black lab mix with a purplish tongue and a curly tail. She was my 1st (and only) dog and I had no idea how intuitive dogs could be. She was the sweetest, kindest, gentlest creature. I never saw a dog smile before!
There is truth to the saying "man's best friend" and Lowki was mine. She knew just when to put a paw on my leg, or when to get excited about something. She had many friends; human and canine. Friends argued over dog sitting for her, because she was such a good dog. I learned so much from her. She made me feel love and safety, in times when I wasn't sure if I had either. We had our moments, but even when she was getting into the trash bin or got caught sleeping on my bed, it was hard to stay mad for very long when she looked at me with those big brown puppy eyes. She was the one truly consistent thing in my life for over 10 years.
Lowki passed away suddenly on December 19, 2012. She collapsed and died a few minutes later. It could've been a stroke, it could've been a heart attack. I will never know.
As I write this I can't help but cry over missing her. Life is different without her and there is a hole in my heart. From time to time I still hear the jingle of her tags in the house. People have said dogs pass on when they feel like their job here is done. Although it's hard to accept that, I am indeed in a new phase of my life with the addition of my silly little daughter.
In memory of the Lowkis, Barnabys, Baxters, Lazarus's, Buddys, Apollos, Martinis, Shelbys, Dudleys, Maxs, Codys, Smokeys, Gus's, Annies & Dakotas of the world, please join my team and help us, or make a donation to me today. I'm going to be pushing hard for donations this year, and I want it to be my most succesful year ever- because it's all for Lowki.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart,