Rainbow Bridge: Holly

HollyIt is with much sadness that I’m letting you and the group know that Holly has passed away. She was at the University of Minnesota Vet Hospital on Monday. Her owner took her there from Milwaukee after discovering she had a large tumor on her spine. They did surgery on Tuesday and removed 90% of it. On Wednesday, Jeff and I went to visit with her, she was still not able to get up. At around 6 p.m. her owner called and told us he was on his way back to the UofM because Holly was in respiratory distress. I met him there at around 12:30 a.m., they had her in an oxygen chamber to try to get her levels up. Randy spent the night, or what was left of it, after we got back to our house at about 4 a.m. Her doctor called this morning and they started a feeding tube. She declined this afternoon and passed away in Randy’s arms. She has her sister Madison that she left behind to comfort their dad.
Holly and Madison were adopted together in 2005.  They were sisters and MWCR wanted to keep them together.
Please keep them all in your prayers.
Holly   12-23-2003    3-17-2016
 – Laure Victor

2 thoughts on “Rainbow Bridge: Holly

  1. I am so sad to hear this news. Tamy and I did the intake on Holly and Madison. They were 20 months old when we took them in. A young fellow who lived in Franklin, Wi surrendered the pair because they were to vocal and were causing a disturbance to the neighborhood when they were outside. He had a collie when he was young that was very laid back and he thought all collies were like that. (not) So regretfully he had to surrender the pair. He loved the pair vary much, and they were well cared for. He was very adamant that the pair stay together, and so we told him that we would try to comply with his wishes. Did you do the fostering Lauri? I can’t remember (getting feeble minded in my old age)

    About a month after intake, MWCR got an adoption application from a gentleman who lives about 35 miles west of Milwaukee. Tamy and I did the home visit. What a beautiful home nestled in a heavily wooded yard, and Randy was such a very nice man too. And coincidentally Randy was using the same vet that Tamy and I use. A perfect environment for one of our collies. During the visit, I told Randy we had a young pair that we would like to keep together and asked if he would be interested in adopting a pair of sibling girls. He said yes and soon after he adopted Holly and Madison.

    I am grateful for all the many years of wonderful care that Randy gave to Holly and Madison and that because of Randy’s love and kindness these two collie sisters were able to spend their entire lives in a wonderful loving home together.

    My heart goes out to Randy, and Madison during this very sad time. If you see this post Randy, please give Madison a big hug from Bob and Tamy and a big hug to you to Randy.

    God’s blessings to all of you,
    Bob and Tamy

    • Hi Bob, Yes, Jeff and I were their foster home. Randy would bring them to Central MN for us to pet sit when he went on vacation. We have kept in touch through the years.

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