Little CeCe came to Portland on a rescue flight from Los Angeles arranged by our daughter Molly Ann Cook. She arrived in the back of a single-engine airplane in the same carrier as her little brother Boba and her bigger sister Charlotte. The three had been adopted together as puppies and were raised together until the age of about 14 when they were abandoned. Luckily, they were still together when recovered and were quickly adopted in Portland with Molly taking CeCe home.
We soon found out that CeCe was more of a little rescuing angel than a rescue dog. She was constantly at her momma’s (Molly) side until Molly died in June of 2014. CeCe was taken in temporarily by her mom’s sister who already had two children and two dogs. We got to take CeCe to our home for the July 4th weekend, fell in love with her on the short trip and never brought her back.
CeCe felt unmoored, acted confused and depressed. She took refuge under our bed. We got down on the floor with her while she took our measure and slowly warmed to us. We found her to be more than a pet, much more than a dog. Her heart and soul outsized her little crippled body. Her eyes were deep dark pools that captured us and communicated her love. Her ministering spirit lifted everyone she met.
CeCe loved greeting her vet, Leigh-Anne Lariviere on the floor of the exam room; their connection was immediate and loving. A very special bond. On her last day on earth CeCe nuzzled her grandpa, her grandma and Leigh-Anne—a proud but tired veteran angel doggie.
We are pleased to hear that the Bethany Family Pet Clinic made a donation to the Pet Memorial Program at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in recognition of our loss. They made our time with CeCe so much better.
Our lives are forever changed with your love Sweetie.
A donation was made in CeCe's memory and the memorial was created on March 23, 2018.