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I didn't think I would be writing this for another 4 or more years, but here we are. At only 8 years old, she left much too soon.

 

Heidi (Sendahl Eve) joined our family on 12/20/2008. She was a very shy, fearful pup who bordered on spooky. As our first dog, it was very hard bringing home a dog who wouldn't look at you or be in the room with you and was fearful of everything around her. I thought about returning her many times in the first few weeks. Thankfully DH and I are both stubborn and determined to make it work. It took almost 6 months for her to truly bond with us and want to spend time with us. From that time on she was OUR dog. She adored her Daddy and loved to snuggle with both of us. Loved her treats and seemed to take pride in learning to sit, down, paw, speak and whisper. Her fears of thunder, rain, wind, noise and strangers never went away, but we learned how to help her deal with them.

 

In November 2011 she started with some vomiting and diarrhea. She didn't seem to ever be able to pull out of the diarrhea completely. Her proteins kept dropping for no identifiable reason. Over the past year and a half she went through ultrasounds, xrays and many different blood, urine and fecal tests and many other tests. The ultimate diagnosis was Lymphangiectasia with IBD. We tried different foods and medications which kept it under control for a year and a half. About three weeks ago she started to relapse and went downhill quickly. The weight melted off her and we weren't able to keep anything from going straight through her. She started with some neurological head trembles and wasn't able to hold her urine and bowels for very long. We tried bringing her to one more vet for a second opinion on everything, but knew we would be making a decision soon. Last Tuesday night she gave us the sign. On Wednesday morning she ate peanut butter, chew sticks, canned food and all her other favorite things she wasn't able to have for the past year. We said goodbye around noon. Life will never be the same.

 

Some photos of our girl.

 

Heidi in her ladybug jammies

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She loved anything that would let her GO FOR A RIDE!

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She loved to dig holes. In her Heidi hole..

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Loved to play keep away with the toys (with her sister Betty)

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Had the softest floppy ears

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and LOVED to snuggle with her Daddy

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Christine- Mum to Betty (Nitro Ugly Betty), Hannah (Rj Have I Told U) and missing Heidi (Sendahl Eve) 04/21/2005-06/19/2013

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I'm so very sorry...she looks very very sweet in those pics.

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I'm so sorry. What a sweet, beautiful, fun-loving girl she was.

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:grouphug What a beautiful girl. I am so very sorry.

 

Godspeed sweet Heidi. Look for my LadyBug, she will show you the ropes. f_yellow

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I am so very sorry. What a fun girlie! Thank you for sharing her with us.

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I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful young girl.

 

Godspeed, sweetheart.

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I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was obviously a very special girl.

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What a beautiful girl! I'm so very sorry. :grouphug

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I'm so sorry your beautiful, special girl had to leave you so soon! Heartbreaking, but you sure made the years she had good ones! :grouphug

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I'm so incredibly sorry. She was a very pretty girl and she left much much too soon.

 

Godspeed Heidi.

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