Today was the hardest day.
I lost a piece of my heart.
My beloved Golden Retriever Maggie left us.
She was my first dog.
I waited more than 30 yrs for her.
She was with us for 12 wonderful years.
She was the sweetest most loving dog and so smart.
I loved her so so much.
She had stopped eating for a few days and today she was getting worst...very lethargic and not herself. I got very worried, called Bill and said it was time to go to the vet.
He came home and around 4 pm we all went to the vet. I wanted to be there and so all 4 of us went.
I was very worried. I had explained to the boys that it was possible that Maggie was very sick and that we needed to be prepared for bad news.
We had time at home to give her hugs and kisses. We were all so heartbroken.
We drove to the vet.
He was so nice.
He took blood test and we waited for results.....it was not good.
He told us that he needed to take an X-ray to see if her spleen was enlarged and that if it was then there would be nothing we could do.
The spleen was extremely large pushing the stomach out of where it should be. She had a large tumor. It was horrible to see the images. She was bleeding internally and was in a lot of pain.
We has to make the hard decsion to follow the doctor's advice and put her to sleep.
I stayed with her until the end.
I could not leave her,
I feel so lost and empty now.
I have been a stay at home mom for 9.5 yrs now and she has been my buddy all this time.
I was never alone.
Now I will be.
And so we came home 3 hours later.
Without our beloved Maggie.
All four of us completely heartbroken.
Rest in peace my sweet Maggie.
You were so loved.
Aurevoir mon beau gros chien-chien, je t'aimais tellement