Born: January 13, 2008
Died: November 17, 2016
Age: 8 Years, 10 months, 4 days
Dekoh was born January 13, 2008 in the Denver CO area and passed away peacefully at home on his bed November 17, 2016. Dekoh was diagnosed with Ostesarcoma (OSA) on June 17, 2016 in his left rear leg, which was amputated on June 23, 2016 to get rid of the pain. Dekoh’s pawrents decided to provide Dekoh all the tools to fight this cancer, but due to how nasty and aggressive OSA is Dekoh succumbed to this disease and was helped crossing over to the Rainbow Bridge.
Dekoh was in a litter of 11 puppies, but the mother was not producing milk shortly after birth thus causing issues to be able to tend to the puppies. Between the breeder trying to feed the puppies by hand and the mother possibly laying on a few, the litter went from 11 to 2 puppies. After a couple of days being born the breeder contacted Rottie Aid, a local Denver Rottweiler rescue organization, to come to the rescue of the two remaining puppies (sister Zoya and Dekoh) and their Mom. The rescue by Rottie Aid of the mother and two remaining puppies was very fortunate as this provided a great life for both puppies. Sad to say the Mom passed away a few days later, which later it was found she had eaten a sock that caused blockage in her intestines. Zoya, Dekoh’s sister, lives with her Mom continuing to have a loving and joyful life in the Denver area.
Dekoh enjoyed every day of his life to the fullest and greatly enjoyed his daily walks with his Dad or anybody that would take him for a walk. These walks were the corner stone to Dekoh’s life as he was able to carry his throw toy for children and adults in the neighborhood to be able to play. The people in his neighborhood meant so much to Dekoh and he was always very happy to see anybody that was outside. Anytime you would see Dekoh walking he was always carrying his bumper throw toy, if he did not have it either he had chewed it up the one he had or lost it down a stream.
There was hardly a day that Dekoh would sit still, except during the times Mom and Dad were at work which allowed Dekoh to get some much needed rest before his next adventure. Dekoh had so many adventures ranging from going to his favorite hiking spot by Bailey CO to going to NASCAR races to meet more people and make friends. It did not matter to Dekoh who you were he loved getting patted on the head and of course he would continue to drop his throw toy at your feet until you picked it up to throw it, then that opened the door to more play time.
Dekoh will be missed every day by his human family and everybody that has met him. Dekoh always left a lasting impression and was loved by anybody that met him. Dekoh was a rescue pup but I have always said that Dekoh saved me when he came into my life.
As a memorial to Dekoh, if folks are interested to help the organization that saved Dekoh, you may send a check to Rottie Aid in care of Dekoh to the following address.
PO Box 620730
Littleton, CO 80162.
NOTE: Rottie Aid is a 501C3 not-for-profit organization, so your donations are tax-deductible.
The following poems symbolizes Dekoh and his family for Dekoh has left a lasting impression on everybody who has crossed his path.
If It Should Be
If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep;
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can’t be won.
You will be sad, I understand;
But don’t let grief then stay your hand.
For this day more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.
We’ve had so many happy years;
What is to come can hold no fears.
You don’t want me to suffer so
The time has come, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they’ll tend,
But please stay with me ‘til the end
To hold me close and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree,
It was a kindness done for me.
Although my tail its last has waved.
From pain and suffering I’m saved.
Please do not grieve that it was you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We’ve been so close, we two, through the years;
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
I’m Still Here
Friend, please don’t mourn for me
I’m still here, though you don’t see.
I’m right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I’m always near.
I’m everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I’ll never wander out of your sight-
I’m the brightest star on a summer night.
I’ll never be beyond your reach-
I’m the warm moist sand when you’re at the beach.
I’m the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I’m the beautiful flowers of which you’re so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I’m the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you’ll see that the face in the moon is mine.
When you start thinking there’s no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I’ll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you’ll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I’m the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I’m the smile you see on a baby’s face.
Just look for me, friend, I’m everyplace !
No More Tears
The time has come for the tears to end
for you to be happy and cheerful again.
I am safe in God’s home above
cradled in His arms; covered with His love.
We run and play by the Bridge all day
waiting for the day when you’ll be here to stay.
You’ve been crying so much I feel bad
I want you to be happy and not so sad.
Remember the time when I was so small
I couldn’t even pickup the rubber ball.
I fought that ball from morning to night
it made you laugh, I was quite the sight.
Remember teaching me sit and stay
We had such fun since I didn’t really obey.
but you kept at it with test after test
so when I entered my first show I was the best.
Remember the great times we had in the past
like when we walked to the park we had a blast.
We’d run and play all through the park
until the sun went down and it got dark.
Remember the times we went for a ride
I was so excited I’d jump right inside.
Away we went to who knows where
but you and I we didn’t really care.
I’ll always love you, you’re my best friend
I’ll be right with you even to the end.
Always remember the great times we had
and there will be no reason to ever be sad.
Author: John Quealy
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