Friday, November 02, 2007

Yesterday was not a good day

(I know this isn't want you were expecting after the last post, but I need to write about it.)

Wednesday my parent's called to tell my that Duchess was dying and that they would have to take her in on Saturday, So Bill and I made plans to go in and see her yesterday and say good bye.

Yesterday morning Mom called me, Duchess was very weak and unable to walk now, and had not eaten or drank anything since the morning before.

We left early and stopped by my parent's house to see her before going to finish our errands. When dad got home from work we all drove up to the animal hospital and said goodbye.

She had a good life and the vet said she was one of the oldest bassets he's ever seen, 13 years old.
She survived a tumor on her spleen which later ruptured, and lasted two more years until Lymphatic leukemia took hold.

Good bye my duchie girl, you were a good dog, and one of the coolest Bassets I ever knew.
We'll all miss you.

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6 comments:

trek said...

Ever heard of the Rainbow Bridge? Oh, gosh, I'm getting all teared up just thinking of it....

Windansea said...

Oh, I'm so sorry....It's so sad when a pet goes.

Jen said...

Duchess sure looks like she was a sweet girl. I'm sorry to hear about her passing. *Hugs* for you and your parents.

Sara said...

*hug*

KnitNana said...

What a sweetie. I'm sooo sorry, it's one of the hardest things we ever do. I'm glad she had a wonderful life with you and your family
Sending you tons of
(((((hugs)))))

Mary (lomar7156@msn.com) said...

I am sooo sorry for your loss. I had a dog and she was 14 years old and got very ill with cancer. When my parents divorced and I was alone a lot she was the best friend I had. I had to take her myself and reading this made my heart break for you. She looks like she was just a wonderful animal and it is quite obvious what a wonderful friend you were to her. I know you do not know me (I am new to this whole blog thingy) but please accept this as a hug to you and your family.

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