My Precious Millie

December 7, 2021

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It is impossible to think that I am even having to write this, especially after only 2 months since my sweet Katie passed away.

For the past few years Millie has had kidney disease which has been very manageable with medication and constant lab work to check on her status. Only this past August her numbers were unchanged and we were told to continue on as usual. A month ago, Millie began to feel unwell and I took her to the vet. Lab work was done and her kidney values had DRASTICALLY CHANGED in only a few short months. She was in total kidney failure. We were told there was no way to “save her life” but with very aggressive IV therapy and medication we could try to “extend it” for a little longer. As long as she was not in pain and was happy and continuing to give out licks, this is what we decided to do. For 3 weeks we tried EVERYTHING POSSIBLE! I kept her at home this entire time and treated her at home. I knew that every day could be her last, and I loved her and cuddled her and petted on her until I think she was sick of me bothering her all the time! LOL In the early morning hours of December 1, she woke me up, scratching at my back. She was in a delirious state, could no longer walk and I don’t think she knew where she was… but I DO THINK she crawled over to me in the bed to wake me up and tell me she was done. She was tired and ready to go. We took her to the ER and spent an hour or so with her and then helped her cross that bridge.
It was the hardest thing I think I will ever have to do. I have lost my best little friend. Millie has never left my side since the day I got her… she was only 2 days past her 15th birthday. I can’t even imagine my life without her. She has ALWAYS been next to me!
After she was gone, I dressed her in a harness that I had made a few years ago… with a tiny print of the streets of Paris, where we spent so many wonderful times together. Next I put a matching bow in her hair that was also made by me. As I dressed her, I whispered to her that this was the last time I would ever get her dressed. I just couldn’t send her out of this world with no clothes… being the little DIVA that she was!!! So she was cremated in that Paris harness and hairbow that her Mummy made for her with so much love.

Right now, I cannot even breathe. My heart is shattered. In two months my little Katie is gone and my little Millie is gone too! It is too much for a person to bear. It has taken me a week to even make this post because MAKING IT, makes it all REAL. I will read your comments and I appreciate your love but please understand that I just cannot reply to anything. I can barely talk. I can barely get up each day. It is only taking care of Tulip and Addie Mae that even makes me get up at all. If I could cry myself to heaven to be with them… I would be there already. My Millie is gone.

 

 

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Beth Smith
Beth Smith
9 months ago

We will miss Millie sending prayers to your family

Marj
Marj
9 months ago

Just heartbreaking , just went thru this a month ago and I understand how painful. So very sorry- she was a beautiful and loving little girl

Barb Wilson
Barb Wilson
9 months ago

Sending you all love and hugs 🙏❤️🙏❤️

Carla A Semple
Carla A Semple
9 months ago
Reply to  Barb Wilson

Oh Darci, I am so sorry. I fear I will be with you all too soon with Maddie. She just turned 15 and I know it’s a matter of time. She is living her best life right now. It’s heart breaking. My love and prayers to the rest of your family.

Cathy
Cathy
9 months ago

I’m so very sorry about the passing of Millie & Katie. 😢💙🙏🐾😢💙🙏🐾

Barbra Teeple
Barbra Teeple
9 months ago

Oh my goodness! Losing a fur baby is one of the hardest things to recover from. Dolly & I send you love, peace and strength during this time. 💙

DEBRA A MONEY
DEBRA A MONEY
9 months ago

I am so sorry for the loss of both Mille and Katie, so sad when we have to say goodbye to our precious babies, my heart goes out to you
hugs and kisses

Bob & Jeri Mayes
Bob & Jeri Mayes
9 months ago

I wish I had words that would comfort you and Daddy during this most difficult time. We all know this dreadful day will come when we bring those little boundless balls of kisses into our lives. You are the best doggie mom ever. Millie was fortunate to have had you and you were most fortunate to have had her. Sending our best to you both from Ohio. Please cuddle the other two, lots of love and snacks. I truly hope our path’s cross again.

Donna Zapatka
Donna Zapatka
9 months ago

My heart is broken. I have been following Millie LaRue for several years and finally got to meet her and the rest of the crew at an RV park in Roanoke Rapids NC in 2019 while traveling in our Motor Home. You graciously invited My Husband, myself, and our Grandson into your RV to meet Millie. It was the highlight of our trip that summer. My prayers go out to you during this heartbreaking time. I volunteer for a Yorkie Rescue group and see terrible abused, neglected, and abandoned Yorkies way too often. Millie and the rest of the crew… Read more »

Anne Croft
Anne Croft
9 months ago

Oh Darcy….. I can’t even imagine how heart broken you must be. But I do know that we are all heart broken right along beside you! I’m tearing up just writing this! Millie was the luckiest, most loved little girl. You and Daddy certainly gave her the very best life- full of love and adventure- and she knew it. She gave that love right back to you and passed it on to so many that she met. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet her and her sisters and you and Mark. Thank you, for sharing… Read more »

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Janice
Janice
9 months ago

My heart breaks for you. I lost my girl n boy 3 mo’s apart 9 & 11. This yr. I’m still crying and can’t believe it. Sending you hugs n prayers. I love all your Adventures. Read them all especially Millie in Paris. My Bella n Baci will be their friends in those Holden Gates ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Bonnie
Bonnie
9 months ago

I know from experience that there are no words!!!! I am so terribly sorry to hear your precious baby Millie is gone. Praying for you and your family 🙏🏻

Virginia Pfeiffer
Virginia Pfeiffer
9 months ago

Words fail me. I am so very sorry for your loss. I feel like I knew Millie and was so privileged to share in her adventures. May you find a measure of comfort and peace. Continued prayers

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Cora Cleveland
Cora Cleveland
9 months ago

So sorry to hear about Millie, she was such an angel and now has gotten her wings.❤

Donna C. Towe
9 months ago

Darcy,
I’m sincerely sorry for your family’s devastating loss and sending you a comforting hug. Millie was your “Dog of a Lifetime,” your doggy soulmate. Godspeed Millie, you are missed here on earth.
Please free your heart to be able to accept Addie Mae and Tulip’s love, they are grieving, too.
Be strong and know that now Millie is running free and in no more pain.

Donna Englett
Donna Englett
9 months ago

So sorry for the loss of Millie … we will miss her and your adventures as well! Our furbabies are such a special part of our lives … thinking of and praying for you and Mark at this very difficult time which we all don’t even want to think about for our own furbabies! ❤🙏🙏🐾🙏🙏❤

Donna Remeta
Donna Remeta
9 months ago

Omgosh! Darsey. Mark, Addie Mae and Tulip ,
I Know there are no words that help the hurt. But I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss.
It’s so hard when we lose a family member we love.
I’m so happy that in 2016 that I had the pleasure of meeting all of you at Hershey Park.
Hugs and kisses to all. 💋💋

betty
betty
9 months ago

I am so sorry, Millie brightened so many lives. She will always live on in your heart and ours. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barb Pesola
9 months ago

So very sorry for your loss of Millie! My heart breaks for you. I lost my sweet Peyton a month ago from kidney failure at 15+. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! RIP sweet Millie! ❤️🙏

Robin Banta
Robin Banta
9 months ago

Sending hugs and prayers. No words I can say would make it easier to have lost your sweet girl. Just know how special she was and thank you for sharing her with us. I will always remember her from your cooking classes and other activities at the jamborees. Take care of your other two and all of your family.

Daphne Parris
Daphne Parris
9 months ago

Just reading your story has me in tears. I am so Very Sorry for your Losses of your Very Special Furbabies. I Loved reading yours and Millie’s stories of your journeys to Paris. She was not only your Furbaby but she was your Companion and Best Friend. Millie was indeed a Very Special little Lady. I will truly miss your stories. Loving Hugs to Tulip, Addie Mae and the Rest of your Family. Will definitely keep you all in my Prayers. ❤️🙏🏼❤️

Marie Bell
Marie Bell
9 months ago

So sorry to hear this. I cry as I type this. Remember all the happy times. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Sending our love from across the seas ❤️❤️❤️ She can sit and have a ride on Scoobys magic carpet now ❤️

Jody Winter
Jody Winter
9 months ago

I’m so sorry About Millie ❤️ I know the heart wrenching feeling from losing my best friend September ❤️Prayers and Hugs for you❤️

Debra Fisk
Debra Fisk
9 months ago

I am devastated to read the loss of your sweet Millie, especially so close to Katie’s passing. My heart breaks for you as I know is pain all too well after Losing My Sweet Desire and her Brother Midas. Desire was my heart and my side kick. I know what you are going through and I am so so very sorry. I always looked forward to Millie’s posts and been following you for several years. I own your cookbook and jump overtime there was a new post to your blog to read about your day or travels. You will be… Read more »

carolyn nalley
carolyn nalley
9 months ago

i am so very sorry I am crying with you. I just got my little Bendi and gave her hugs and kisses for you.

Helene Waugh
Helene Waugh
9 months ago

Dear Darsey,

I am so so so sorry for your loss of Millie and Katie. There are no words to make it any easier for you. You and your husband are the best parents out there. Sending our love and hugs from Delaware.

Cecilia
Cecilia
9 months ago

My heart is breaking and I’m grieving along with you. I love your girls and it hurts so much to know that your little girl is gone. I’ve dreaded this post and prayed I would never have to read about your loss. Love, hugs and prayers from Texas.

Deb Scott
Deb Scott
9 months ago

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Millie. This just breaks my heart. I just went through this with my little mill dog that spend over 4 years with me and died at the age of 16. This is just the greatest heartache.

Joyce
Joyce
9 months ago

Oh my, shocked, and saddened, to see this news. Prayers for you, while you and the other girls adjust to these recent changes in your life. It always amazes me how our pets become such a stable in our lives. ❤️❤️

Dianne McNeely
Dianne McNeely
9 months ago

I had to take a deep breath after reading this because I know how much Millie meant to you. You have my sympathy, prayers and love.

Jane Hembree
Jane Hembree
9 months ago

I am so sorry. 💜🐶🙏🏼

Kelly
Kelly
9 months ago

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Thank for sharing the girls with me over the years, I have come to love each of them …. and you. It is heartbreaking, I feel your pain. She was something!

Julie Harvey
Julie Harvey
9 months ago

Darsie. I’m heartbroken for you and with you. Millie was the most charming little girl and I like so many others, quickly fell in love with her. I so enjoyed your Paris trips. I could tell you and she shared a very special strong bond. I pray that God helps you and your husband deal with the loss of Millie and Katie. If you need someone to listen please don’t hesitate to call or write me. May God continue to bless you and keep you in his loving arms. Sending big hugs and so much love.
Julie Harvey
316-258-8428
Allthingschloepeppermint@Gmail.com

Sherry Simon
9 months ago

Oh my God, I cannot believe that Millie is gone. I felt like I knew her from your loving sharing moments with her. I cannot even read this because my eyes are full of tears. I truly cannot imagine what you are going through losing Millie and Katie in such a short time. My prayers and thoughts are with you, may you find comfort in all the great memories. Hug Addie Mae and Tulip a little bit closer – I am sure they are going through a difficult time as well.

Betty
9 months ago

I loved her , your sweet Millie . Always looked like she was smiling . So darn sad . I’ll miss her on your emails . Hugs and RIP.

Cynthia Kaufman
Cynthia Kaufman
9 months ago

I am so sorry ! RIP sweet Millie and Katie. The lost of your best friend is devastating! Praying for you to have the strength to continue on in their absence and take care of your other babies!💔🥲🙏🏼

kim a height
kim a height
9 months ago

Oh no!! I’m so sorry for your loss of Millie. She was such a beautiful girl and I know you will miss her dearly. You made some beautiful memories together, especially your trips to Paris. How I luved reading your stories about camping and traveling. She will truly be missed. I just recently lost my girl to the same horrible disease. RIP sweet Millie and know you will never be forgotten 🐾💔🙏

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Michele Christaldi
9 months ago

So very sorry for your loss Millie was a beautiful baby and she will be so missed. I can’t believe I am reading this post right now. Rest in peace little baby and run free.

Dreama
Dreama
9 months ago

I’m so sorry to hear this I list my sweet Bella a year ago and my heart aches every day for her. You were the best mommy she could have had.

Joanie
Joanie
9 months ago

So sorry Darcy for ur loss love u all

Kathy
Kathy
9 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss, there are no words, my thoughts & prayers are with you

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Luan Bertram-Chapman
Luan Bertram-Chapman
9 months ago

Darci I’m so sorry to hear of Millie’s passing. I have followed
For a very long time and as I sit hear bawling saying a prayer for you, mark and the fur kids. Renton peace sweet girl – you sure brought year of smiles and happiness to everyone you met of followed you. Bless you all. Take care of our babies Millie!! Kiss kiss

avril.mcclurg@gmail.com
avril.mcclurg@gmail.com
9 months ago

Oh my poor friend. I can’t see for my tears. You are a wonderful Mummy and I feel your pain. She was beautiful in her birthday pic. I have this ahead of me with my darling Daisy who sleeps with me and we are never apart, just as you were with Millie. She has Lymphoma and I hope she will make her 7th Bday in February. You, your family, Addie Mae and Tulip are all in my thoughts. Much love from me and Daisy. XXXX

Nancy Ayers
Nancy Ayers
9 months ago

No words have been written to know your heart break. I cherish the day I met you and sweet Millie. I grieve with you.
May you find strength in God.
RIP my sweet girl

Patti Mico's Mommy
Patti Mico's Mommy
9 months ago

Prayers for you and your family. I’m sitting here crying uncontrollably. I have been following Millie and your family for many years. She was the first dog that we followed. I have a demitasse set from your trip in Paris that I won in my kitchen. My husband and I always talked to Mico as if him and Millie had 2 little ones. Almost everyday we would tell him. “ Mico you have Millie LaRue lips. She is truly missed. Love and hugs to you all. 12-1-21 a very sad day. God Bless her Soul.

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Glenda McGregory
Glenda McGregory
9 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about Millie. I will cherish the pictures of all your girls that I took at the Jamboree. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mark during this most difficult time. Millie was a beautiful little girl and was loved by so many. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

DeAnn Kraichely
DeAnn Kraichely
9 months ago

I remember the post about how you were not looking for another and how your husband took you to see her and how you fell in love with her right away, it doesn’t seem possible. It just breaks my heart for you. I lost Lovey and my Sissy just a few short months apart last Christmas I know it is crushing. I am so sorry.

Brenda Miller
Brenda Miller
9 months ago

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Millie. I loved her too and will miss her so much. I am praying for her mummy. So much heartache with the loss of both precious girls. Please know how much I care. I cherish her cookbook and will continue to use the little cookie cutter to make treats and home cooked meals for Lily, who also loved Millie and is 15 years old .

Martha Patterson
Martha Patterson
9 months ago

I am so sorry 😞 I lost 2 of my beautiful babies in 2020 and I know the heartbreak that you are going through. My prayers are with you and please feel comfort in knowing that you let Millie go with dignity and with your total love. I have you in my thoughts and prayers ❤️🙏

Linda Silvester
Linda Silvester
9 months ago

Oh my goodness, I too am devastated. 😭💖 So thankful Mindy and I had the opportunity to meet this precious little girl and all her adorable little sisters. We met in Niagara a few years ago.
Our heart 💖💖 and prayers 🙏🙏 go out to all of you

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Rebekah BARNES
Rebekah BARNES
9 months ago

I am incredibly sorry to read that your precious Millie LaRue has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I know so well how much you loved her because I know how much I love my precious fur kids and the heartbreak it brings to lose an adorable, loving companion.. Millie was indeed a DIVA and her travels with you were always amazing reads. Millie left you with tremendous paw prints of precious memories of all your time together. Thankful for the 15+ years Millie shared with such a loving Mommy. My heart is breaking for you. You are in my thoughts and… Read more »

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