Cedar dog passes on
In her closing weeks of life here in Ohio, Cedar Dog continued to give her love despite the tolls of aging which her body could no longer overcome. Love was her pillar; her love warms our hearts and soothes the pain we feel in her loss. She was an amazing dog.
It has taken our clan a month to write and share this blog to notify her friends and family worldwide of her passing on May 22nd, 2014 at 11:30 am. After 16 years and two months we are sure you will understand that losing a dog so rich in character is not easy! Cedar personified the gifts our 4-leggeds give freely; unconditional love, forgiveness and loyalty. She always stood out.
Our home is where her story began. The first half of her life was spent calming down from the cruelty she had experienced as a young dog. It took her more than a year to trust 2-leggeds again. Her 4-legged mentors were two Chesapeake Bay retriever sisters, Abby Jean and Brady Sue. The latter half of her life was about fulfilling her life purpose and pledges to action.
Her authorship of Doggone Green – A Call to Action to Save Our Earth and its companion book Doggone Clean and Green – Eco-Solutions for a Pets Daily Life are unique. The latter is a children’s workbook of eco-actions for your best friend; the illustrations are rich, they enliven her lessons, all are fun-loving winners. Her eco-agenda is laid-back and unshakable - save the pets, save Mother earth, safeguard your pet’s health and your own.
Her years of pet therapy visits were marked by fulfilling relationships with the elderly and their clans; her light-hearted blogs inspired pets and their people to action; her creative and persistent “oomph” of greening your pet was never-ending. When she ran for Mayor of “anywhere and everywhere” she raised funds for a new shelter in her community, she received paws-up from politicos the world over.
Pets Gone Green University was established by Cedar Dog to make sure a continuing set of courses is always available for pet parents, both awareness and hands-on skills to perk-up pet’s health and well-being. She understood a smarter pet parent was about preparedness and prevention.
I would be remiss if I botched not reminding you of her favorite projects; scooping poop agenda actions were foremost along with discovering poop to power resolutions. Cedar was diligent everywhere reminding pet parents of their duty to scoop the poop and reminding cats to teach their pet parents to find alternative litters, no clay based litter. In fact one of her honors was Cat’s against Clay, “a cats-only member group fighting for litter box reform,” enshrined her as an honorary member.
Just recently the Mayor of Marino, CA resigned after being caught on video throwing a bag of dog poop in his neighbor’s yard. Cedar would have called it Pooper-gate, shouting it out as a great day for Poop to Power. She knew there was power in that smelly mess; from powering lights in a city park, to triggering disputes and always being careful not to misstep in it.
Being her transcriber was “the ride” of a lifetime. Thank-you Cedar; you loved full out; you taught us to be loyal to each other and Mother Earth. Your life on earth was a gift. We love you immensely.
Your family, Kathy Deitsch, transcriber and Mom
Lisa Faust, Mom; Sister Hillary Cat; Brother Ernie Dog
P.S. As always I’ll leave this final draft by your bed with a treat. Look it over and let me know your thoughts.