After a few days of fighting symptoms at the ER that the vets couldn’t figure out, my precious Newf Misty’s heart gave out shortly after I visited her Sunday night. I was so hoping they could find out what was wrong and be able to treat her but in the end there was just too much going on. That she went through all that for nothing and also had to be away from home when she’s never been kenneled breaks my heart. I just didn’t want to give up on her until we knew what was happening, but not to be. Just wish I’d still been there for her so she wasn’t alone in a strange place.
I know we are lucky to have gotten her past 10 when so many Newfs don’t see that number. She was crazy in her youth and became a sweet elder stateswoman. But she still got so excited when she knew she was going for a ride or a walk – and especially going to the water. She wasn’t really swimming anymore, but this spring as we’ve been training she still jumped for joy at being there, wading, getting her toy, and of course the treats. She always slept next to me and I know I’ll be reaching to pet her during the night for a long time to come.
There are no words to truly express what she’s meant to me. I hope she knew how very much we loved her and the utter joy she’s brought to my life. What I’ve learned from her can never be measured. And all her kisses have been priceless. She adored her older sister and they are now together again.
Our mantra: Mommy loves you, Mistykins – to the moon and beyond, little one – to the moon and beyond, munchkin.
Having a very hard time that it turns out she suffered needlessly those last few days and that I wasn't there. I was only gone maybe 30 minutes when they called that she arrested. I didn't want to leave that parking lot - think I knew this might happen - and took forever to back up and turn away. My precious girl needed me and I wasn't there.
Sailorbear’s Sea Mist, CD, RN, WRD, DD, CGC, TDI, 2/6/2000 – 6/13/2010