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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Our Puppy

I'm going to cry typing this...I feel like that's what I've been doing the most of these past two weeks. Thanksgiving evening Sadie was acting a bit oddly. She was holding her self funny and her belly felt firm. We suspected bloat. She had a case of bloat once before and she got over it easily. We treated her the same way the vet had recommended before and she was acting better. Around three-O-clock  the next morning  mom and Forest took her to the all night vet in Newington. She did have bloat but it was a different type. there are two kinds of bloat. (People out there with horses would recognize this as colic) there's the kind she had before, where there are just bubbles in your stomach. and there's the second type: and this is where the stomach literally twists. and that's what she had. The vet said they could do a 4000 dollar surgery but that that surgery doesn't always work. Sadie went into shock and died before mom could make the call to put her down. Here I go, Now I'm crying. She was just over a year and a half old...too young. I miss our girl. Our family has talked a lot about not being bitter to God for taking her away but being thankful for the time He gave her to us. We have also been thinking on the verse that says all things will work together for good to those who love the Lord. We have already seen that in action in the contact we have had since then with the dog breeder. Mom has been contacting her in regards to getting a new puppy. I'm not going into detail but the contact we have had with her has been a blessing for both of our families. and she has a dog that will possibly have puppies around Christmas. 
All the connections we have had with the breeder is great but it doesn't take away from the fact that we all miss Sadie. I feel like there's a piece taken out of me. I think we take too many things for granted. I have never before lived in a dog-less house and I can tell you it's horrible. the house is so empty...

 I once read that we should plan like we will live forever and live like we will die tomorrow.


  1. Not sure who wrote this but it is a beautiful tribute to your puppy. I know how it feels to loose a pet. You are always going to look back at the times when Sadie brought you joy and that no one can take away. xo - Sheila

  2. Hi Johanna,

    I hope your family had a nice holiday season! I'm so sorry you lost your dog and I hope your family is healing from that sad hurt.

    Be blessed today and continue your writing---it's encouraging to those who stop by and read!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller