Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Heart Is Broken

On July 3rd, 2010 my dog Liberty, the dog of my heart, my best friend, my happy go lucky, mellow girl died unexpectedly. She had a tumor growing on her aorta, between her heart and her trachia. Totally inoperable even if we had found it sooner. She was happy and seemed healthy almost to the very end for which I will be forever grateful. She started to seem sick on Thursday, the vet thought it was probably an irritated stomach. The medicine seemed to be helping then Friday night she started breathing hard and you could just tell she didn't feel well. I stayed up with her most of the night and took her back to the vets on Saturday morning. While we were waiting for the xrays of her heart due to the excess fluid she was retaining, she simply laid down on the floor and quit breathing. The vet showed me the x rays, her heart was so enlarged and while I understand I couldn't have done any better for her, my heart just wants her back. My house is so empty without her, even though we have two other dogs. Even though I know the pain will lessen as time goes on, I will miss my heart dog all the days of my life. She was only 8 years old. When I can look at pictures without crying so hard, I will post a proper tribute to my beautiful girl. Thank you Libby, for making my life so much better, and for being the wonderful dog that you were.

5 comments:

Katie Jeans Jewelry said...

I am so sorry you have lost your dog. I know the pain you are going through right now. I am glad the she did not suffer long. I know she is looking out for you in doggy heaven. Thinking of you and your family. It might help a little to cuddle with your other dogs they are also grieving.

Silver River Jewelry said...

Thank you. The other two are definitely getting extra cuddles. I think it makes all of us feel better. Our youngest is one of Libby's pups from her first litter, so I feel like I still have a bit of her here.

Lauren said...

I am so so sorry about your dog. That is such a hard thing to go through and I know you'll miss her forever, no matter how much the pain lessens over time. That's so sweet that you have one of her pups - I imagine that's a great comfort.

JanelDudleyBeads said...

I'm so sorry, big hugs.

Patrice of Shepherd Creations said...

My condolences - I know nothing can replace the love of a furbaby, and hope you have lots of pictures to remind you of all the good times you had together.