Heartbroken

My Girl

My Girl

This morning about 5 a.m. my ancient Greyhound, My Girl, woke me. I got up to let her out as this has been going on for a while. Life with a 14 year old dog. I turned on the light and looked at her and was horrified to see her face swollen nearly twice its normal size. Quickly gave her a Benadryl and some pain medication and waited to see if it helped. It didn’t.

About this time my husband got up and I asked him to put her in the car while I took Charles out (our other Greyhound) We bundled her into my Jeep and took her to the Emergency Vet. I had been feeling this was coming as she had been declining for the past 6 months or so. I woke up the other morning from a dream about my other Greyhounds waiting for her at the end of a bridge on a beautiful Zoysia lawn. So, I knew this was coming. You are just never ready.

The Vet, a gracious lady, asked us to think about things she enjoyed doing and if she could still do them. The answer was truthfully no. She didn’t know why her face had swollen up, but it didn’t really matter because it was time to let her go. So, we sat with her for a bit and then the vet put her down (very gently, she seemed to just drift away) while we petted her and talked to her. I am sure my other dogs were waiting for her at the end of the Rainbow Bridge on a beautiful lawn.

My Girl was a part of our lives for 10 years, Farewell, Dear Friend. My heart is truly broken.

My Girl, at the beach in Summer

My Girl, at the beach in Summer

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11 comments on “Heartbroken

  1. samsbellabob says:

    That is very sad. I hope I live to be 14 and am loved to the end too x

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  2. mattb325 says:

    Oh Amy, I am so very sorry to hear of this loss. Losing a beloved pet is just heartbreaking, even if you try and prepare yourself beforehand. My thoughts are with you 😦

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    • Thanks, Matt, that dog was a real character and I am really going to miss her. I meant to ask if you have a Furminator for your cats having read the post about covered in fur?

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      • mattb325 says:

        I bet she was, I still miss some of my pets from 30 years ago….I haven’t yet tried the furminator, but I’ll have to give that a whirl – thanks for the tip, it looks really good!

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  3. Oh. I’m so sorry that you have lost a faithful and beloved friend. Those of us who have had this experience know it is very sorrowful.

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  4. Chloris says:

    So sad. I am sorry. I lost a beloved, 15 year- old dog last year so I know how you feel.

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