Wow...lost our dog today...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sred98, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Our English Bulldog, Rosie, dropped dead in our kitchen today. We are still in shock. She was around 11 years old, so we knew it could happen at any time, but still, we thought there would be a gradual decline, or something. [​IMG] She came into the kitchen and layed on the floor in her usual spot while I was getting ready to make dinner. The neighbor came to the door and I talked to her for a minute, then went to the bathroom. DS called me and said he thought Rosie was dead. Well, she was a typical 11 yr old bulldog, lazy and hard of hearing. I said, "No she's not, she's fine." He said, "Mom, she really is! I said 'Cookie' and she didn't move!" So, I run up there, and see her laying in the same spot, but with a little bit of urine on the floor. I shake her and she is gone. He is crying, and we get his brother. By this time, all 3 of us are crying, the boston terrier is running back and forth, pacing, and the siamese cat runs in and starts screaming. It is total chaos.

    Some of you might remember that earlier in the week our 11 yr old cat died. These two were best buds. We called them the little old ladies. They did everything together. They shared a bed, they "went gardening" which was sitting in the sun watching me work in the garden, they ate together, they bathed together. The boys are convinced she died of a broken heart because Mimi died. I do think it is strange that they died within a week of each other. Now we are all in shock because it was so unexpected.

    I just needed to get this off my chest and tell some people that understand. She was a full-time job, with her weight control and allergies and weird quirks, but we loved her. And we know that at least for a little while, she had a family that she loved, too.

    Thanks for reading,

  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    I am so sorry for your losses [​IMG] You all will be in my prayers :aww
  3. wayfastwhitey

    wayfastwhitey In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2008
    so sorry for your familys loss! their together again
    i do understand i lost my 15 year old dalmation alittle over a year ago .
  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    If there's a "bright" side: That's about as good a way of going as anything gets, us included. And 11 is a ripe age for a bulldog, especially since she seems to have had some problems.
  5. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Western Mass

    I'm so sorry. It is very sweet they died at the same time. That happened with my grandparents.
  6. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX

    So sorry for your loss.
  7. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I am so sorry, I understand 3yrs ago I had to have my beloved shepherd/mix put down, he was 10 and he had cancer. It was the one of the hardest things I've ever done. We still miss him. His name was Buck.

    Now I have my Lhasa he's 13 he's blind in one eye ,he can no longer hear and he has arthritis but he still acts like a puppy when the grandchildren are here.And I just pray that he will go in his sleep so I don't have to go through putting him down ,I know that's selfish and I know that I will do it if I have to. But I pray that I don't have to.

    You Bulldog went peacefully and was at home with the family that loved him.Take some comfort in that.
  8. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    It is so difficult to lose a family friend. Sounds like there was much love surrounding them both, to me it means they lived a good life. Lots of hugs!
  9. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    [​IMG] sorry at least she did not have to suffer. I know it is tough but she had a good long life.
  10. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    So so sorry for you loss. I find it amazing that she lost her buddy so close to her own passing. That has to bring you some peace that maybe they are cuddling again.


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