Lexie came to Harmony Veterinary Center when she was just 8-weeks-old, a bright, happy puppy full of life and joy. When she was five-months-old, that all changed. Lexie became very ill, and while at the emergency clinic late one night, she was diagnosed with sterile Spinal Meningitis. Her family was devastated. They were in the process of getting pet insurance when she was diagnosed, and with the diagnosis she would no longer qualify.
Lexie had a serious nervous system insult. The family had no hope, and while the consensus of many vets was to put her down, none of us at Harmony Veterinary Center could dream of doing so. We agreed to take custody of Lexie and do everything possible to heal her. The family agreed to help us raise money and stay active in her life.
Lexie spent her days at Harmony Veterinary Center and received the best of both complimentary and traditional medical treatments. She was fostered by a neighborhood family who later adopted her, and the community of 5 Parks in Arvada came together to raise money for her medical expenses. In addition, many veterinarians donated their time and services. Even animal health companies like Merial and Idexx pitched in to help this special dog. Better yet, the whole community had the joy of watching her come back to full and vibrant health.
Now ten years old, Lexie is not only the founder of The Lexie Fund, but also the Harmony Veterinary Center mascot. She has a rich social life, and very much enjoys her time at the clinic where she provides love and support to pets and people who need it. It is only fitting for Lexie to give back to a community that gave so much to her. Her legacy is one of helping other pets achieve positive outcomes.
With a final act of compassion, Lexie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge at sunset on Thursday evening, September 16, 2021, surrounded by her family and Harmony staff. We were blessed to have her in our lives for just over ten years. She is missed, and we are all a bit tender in the aftermath. Lexie had a way of knowing who needed a hug, or just how to flash her sweet smile to lift you up. She only knew love and shared it equally. She lived to serve others, and her essence is joyful loving kindness.
Her job at Harmony was ambassador of love and compassion. She took it seriously, helping both pets and people through good times and tough times. At her last visit to WRAH Oncology, she stopped to comfort another dog who was having a tough day and gave hugs to the staff. We want to thank everyone of you who contributed to the richness of her life, and to those of you who stopped in to visit with her in her final weeks. Lexie was a community dog from the beginning, and her legacy will live on to help the community through her Lexie Fund. Lexie will have a tree planted in her honor in the back yard at Harmony, and one at her mountain cabin that she loved very much. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to the Lexie Fund.
Thank you for sharing your love with Lexie over the years. You can read a full goodbye from Lexie’s family here.
My life would not be complete without Sadie, my BFF and little “sister.” She had a tough start in life before she found a forever home with me and my humans. I’m incredibly proud of this girl and I can’t wait for you to meet her. She’s so special that Harmony is building a reading corner in their new backyard just so she can hang out and cuddle with kids while helping them read! She absolutely LOVES kids and I know you’ll grow to love her as much as I do! Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit more about her. Love, Lexie. Read now.