A very sad time this evening. (I started this blog at 11:30 last night [Saturday] but am just now wanting to finish it..)..a member of our family for the past 7 years passed away suddenly this evening. "Angel"
was our family dog, part Wheaton terrier, part Schnauzzer, and part Poodle...I nicknamed her a Schweepootzen.
The first phone call came at 8:45 last night that she was throwing up - new medications given for a heart murmur weren't agreeing with her. Half an hour later, she was not able to stand. Emergency call to the vet, tests were run - diagnosis was congestive heart failure. Treatment options were given and Angel was was to spend the night under medical supervision.
Ninety minutes later she went into cardiac arrest and was gone.
Angel (and Cujo, shown above with her) lived with my daughter for the past year and the hardest decision was not to call Christine and let her know what
was happening. She has just started a new job and was undergoing orientation and training sessions until well after midnight and wouldn't be home until after 3 a.m. This morning Christine agreed that she was glad she hadn't know what was happening, so we are all relieved that the right decision was made, and that another heart wrenching decision was taken away from us.
For those of you who are pet lovers I don't have to describe the huge ouch that we are all feeling right now, and that the next few days will be hard ones. Its no less of a loss than losing a human family member, and in some ways its a harder pain, but I take comfort in knowing she was well and truly loved, pampered and always had a good home.
Rest in peace, my little Angel...how glad I am that God gives us memories.
No cheers today.