Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sad news at Apache's Tribe


This is a picture of Gretta with my kids. Taken at my uncle's house a few years ago.
Today we come to our blog with a very very heavy heart. Most of you are familiar with Apache's tribe.....most of you are familiar with Gretta. Gretta just had 12 beautiful puppies. After the puppies were born she became ill. Oh everything was done to save Miz Gretta....but she passed over to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. Leaving behind 12 babies, one devastated mommy, a blown away sister and a house full of sad Dales.
I know my Aunt Gretta is being greeted by my Sadie, Asta Miles, Marcie Girl and so many others that went before her in our family. But this still hurts the same. You will be missed Miz Gretta Gucci....may you rest in peace our sweet one!

We love you,

Willow, Pilar,Teak,Maiz,the Lizards and our hoomans whose eyes are leaking without stop!

27 dale snaps:

Faya said...

Oh no Willow.... It is a very bad new...I am so sad for you and your family. How old are the puppies now ? In french now : Que son repos soit aussi doux que la joie qu'elle a donnée autour d'elle.
Kisses, Faya

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

Our hearts are heavy too with this sad news. God's Garden has another beautiful Angel. We hope a nursing mommy dog can be found to save Angel Gretta's babies.

love licks and hugs to you all

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, we are just devastated to hear this news! We were just at Apache's blog yesterday! Our hearts are breaking!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Moco said...

We are so sorry to hear of this. What a beautiful dale. May she run free and watch over her puppies.

The Girl said...

Oh Willow, that is very sad to hear about. Be at peace, Gretta. You've left your puppies in good hands.

We are keeping you all in our thoughts and hearts.

Brown dog kisses,

Sparky said...


Oh no! That is very sad news! I hope Gretta's puppies will all be okay... Gretta is at peace in heaven now...


Kirby said...


I'm so sorry to hear about Gretta. That is such sad news. Mom and I will keep you all (doggie and humans) in our thoughts and prayers. May Gretta run free now!!

Your pal,

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Oh my gosh. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Very sad news. Are you going to be able to keep the puppies going without their mom? Please keep us posted.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh no poor Gretta. Our thoughts are with her family and her puppies

~ Girl girl & Bae

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh no Willow, what happened. Everything was going well. This is devastating news.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Oh, NO! Now all of our eyes are leaking! We thought Greta was doing better! We are sooooo sad!
We are going over to see Apache right now!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Dewey Dewster said...

How sad ta hear about Gretta....that's the second time we heard of a Dale passin' after havin' a litter of puppies....hope she finds peace and freedom at the Rainbow Bridge.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Deetz said...

My eyes are leaking and my nose is heartaches.....
Deetzy and family
It really aches for you all

Clover said...

Hi Willow,
So sorry to hear your sad news. Sending hugs and kisses to you and your family.
Love Clover xo

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We are so very sad for all of you. There just are not words. Just know we are thinking of yall and everyone at Apache's Tribe.
We are leaking with you. (((((HUGS)))
Sunny, Scooter & Jamie

Petra said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart is breaking with yours.

the 4 Bs said...

we are so sorry about Gretta. what a beautiful dale. we hope the puppies will be okay without their mom.

sad woofs.

Bogart said...

Oh Willow that's soooooooo sad... big Aire Kisses to you all and a special big one for Miss Gretta...

Here's hoping that those fine babies are ok without their mama!

Much love,

George the Pup said...

Oh Willow, such sad news - we're so sorry about Gretta, such a sudden loss. Our thoughts are with you all, especially her new pups.

We looked at your pictures from the other day - they are absolutely wonderful! Teresa did a wonderful job capturing your spirit! Is she local - Mommy would love to have such beautiful pictures of me.

Mommy and I also wanted to say thank you so much for the thoughts about my Granddaddy. It' been difficult, but all the kind words have helped - thank you.

What I didn't get a chance to tell you was that Mommy and Daddy went right near your house a couple weeks ago and didn't even bring me! They went to the Renaissance Faire (the day before my Granddaddy passed away) and once they got there Mommy realized that they were right in your neck of the woods. You guys are so close - one day we should make a play date!

George and Mommy


Oh no Willow, we are so sorry. We will be keeping all of you in our puppy prayers and we know that those puppies will be taken good care of. Hang in there.

Desert Pups

Lacy said...

sad woof's Willow, we iz sooo sorry fur ur loss...all of u will b in mamas prayers and me has my paws crossed fur u all...RIP sweet Gretta..

a sad,
angel lacylulu
and mama...

JB's Big World said...

Deetz's mum just told me about this news. I am so sorry.

River said...

That is so sad! Esp. after just having pups. We'll be sending beagle prayers and hugs to the family.

love & wags,

Mango said...

Poor Willow and family. That must have been a shock. Maybe you will have to take care of some of those puppies.


George the Pup said...

Hey Willow, stop by my bloggie some time - I've got something for you!


Woof Willow,

Just stopping in to see how you and your family are doing. We hope that all of the love and support that you've received from your DWB friends will help you get through this difficult time. We are saying our puppy prayers for you.
We've given you an award but there's no hurry, pick it up when you feel up to it.

Your friends,
Desert Pups

Peanut said...

We were so sorry to hear about Gretta.