Monday, May 19, 2008

A Sad Weekend

Sadly, our beloved dog-friend, Briquette, passed away this weekend. She had been acting lethargic all week and didn't want her treats, but friday she wet inside. So,we planned to take her to the vet on monday. Saturday night she threw up in the middle of the night and had trouble walking. When Andy took her outside to go to the bathroom, she wouldn't get up off the deck. When I went outside, she seemed so frightened, almost sad. Andy took her to the emergency vet in Chesapeake (VA). They noticed a huge (grapefruit-sized) tumor on her stomach. She passd that night. My question is why didn't she show symptoms before this? I mean with that size tumor, the symptoms shouldn't have just showed up. She had been to the vet twice since New Year's, too, for normal check-ups. We miss her already. She was our friend.

10 comments:

Chrispea said...

Oh Patti, I'm so sorry. This makes me so sad. I hope Jake is OK. {{{{hugs}}}

angie said...

patti, i am so sorry...pets become our children and it is so hard to loose them...{{{hugs}}} to each of you...

PattiM said...

Sorry to hear of your pets passing.... It just wrenches my heart when I hear someone has to go through this loss... Our pets are so loved by all family members...~~HUGS~~ to all

Patti M
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!!

Monkdabutt said...

So sorry to hear about the death in the family. For those of us with pets, they are definitely family. You are in my thoughts.

Stacy said...

I feel so bad for you and your family. Sending {{{{hugs}}}}!!!

Q said...

Patti - I'm so sorry to hear the news. Take the time to grieve and mourn her passing. Treasure the memories you have of her. She's waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge.

Jen said...

I'm sooo sorry!!! Sending lots of (((hugs))) your way.

jessicamae3 said...

I feel your pain! My avatar has our Stormie girl who passed away in November. My heart breaks for you!
Jessica

ihchicky said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It is so difficult to lose a pet.

Ria, Craftyria, Tiggeria said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart aches for you. So sad. Our pets are our family. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.