goodbye sweet girlMonday, August 08, 2016
7.18.16I can't believe how hard this post is to write. I have wanted to come to this space, but just couldn't bring myself.
A week ago today, on August 1, our sweet Trouble died suddenly and unexpectedly.
Four days earlier I had her at the vet because of a weird cough. The vet thought perhaps she was developing asthma or that maybe she had a tumor resting on her lung.
7.31.16Then, last Sunday she didn't want to eat. (Except for the few bites of alaskan king salmon Andrew fed her right before the photo was taken.) She didn't sleep all night. In the morning I called the vet for something to help her breathe. At 9am, I was on the phone with Charlie (also had my mother on the other line) when Trouble brought herself downstairs. Her breathing was labored. I went to get Andrew out of bed to help me get her to the vet. She died 30 seconds later. Her sweet heart just stopped beating.
It truly is heartbreaking to lose a pet. We are forever grateful to have been blessed by this sweet girl. She brought so much joy into our lives and taught us so much. This last year, since her return, we felt as if we were on extra, special, bonus time with her. What a gift.
Please go hug your pets, give them a treat and take lots and lots of photos. You truly can never have enough.