Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An Unexpected Tragedy

When A Pet Dies
When a pet dies,
that special place in our heart feels so empty...
But we realize, as time passes,
that animals have a way of teaching us about loving,
about loyalty, joy, and friendship...
And whatever we’ve shared in their presence
can never really be lost.

This morning Mugsy passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. I'm still in shock and disbelief. I feel so numb and empty. The tears are still flowing at the loss of my sweet little Mugsy. I don't know what happened. He was perfectly fine yesterday. After he ate his breakfast this morning, he got sick. He went to lay down and he started breathing hard and was limp. Mike immediately took him to the Vet. When he got there, the vet gave Mugsy oxygen and took an x-ray. Mike called me and said things didn't look good and that I should come right away. When I got to the clinic, I went right to Mugsy and saw him take his last breath. I couldn't believe what was happening. The x-ray showed his spleen was huge. The vet feels that Mugsy either had an aneurysm in his spleen, or his spleen had somehow twisted on itself. He was such a good dog. He had the most beautiful eyes, and when he looked at me, it felt as if he was looking right into my soul. I'm having a very hard time dealing with this. I am going to miss my faithful little friend so much!