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.