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Tessa 7/10/02 - 12/26/13, New Pic Post 60


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Tina little Tessa joined us in May of 2012. I'd been looking at her picture on the rescue website when I was asked to transport some other iggies to Virginia Beach. I adopted Tessa from her foster mom that day.

 

Tessa had a rough start in life as a pet shop dog purchased to breed. She lived outside in the mountains of Georgia. She never saw a vet and didn't get pregnant until she was 9. The owners had no luck in selling the pups. IGCA rescue took them in and provided Tessa with much-needed medical care: a hysterectomy and removal of all but 2 teeth.

 

Tessa was a sassy little gal who easily fit in with our other dogs, Harold, Gracie, Pudge, and Possum. The only thing she hated was car rides. She slept on my bed every night in her own little cat house. She loved snuggling with my husband.

 

On rare occasions she would miss a meal or two, but she'd bounce back. Labwork, ultrasounds and xrays showed nothing definitive so we just treated symptoms as they arose. Tessa stopped eating this week for 3 days. She still drank but her urine was dark. Energy levels were sinking. We went to the e-vet Christmas day. Again nothing definitive but some signs of mild bladder infection, possible sludgy gallbladder, slight anemia. After some injections and pills we came home. The day after Christmas our regular vet reviewed the e-vet report and wanted to see Tessa. There's a new snap test for pancreatitis and she wanted xrays. Neither of those was remarkable but her labwork showed drastic changes from the day before. Most of the values were in the red. Probably from immune mediated hemolytic anemia. She was given something for pain and I brought her home. The plan was for one last night of snuggling, then letting her go the next day. A few hours later she looked horribly worse and drastically paler. Her pink toe pads were completely white, she was vomiting, her mouth was white. We rushed to the e-vet and gently let her go.

 

Tessa had quite a fan club on GT. I have been remiss in posting many photos, so here are some for you to enjoy.

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And some videos:

http://s2.photobucket.com/user/duckomac/media/tessa/010_zps199e464c.mp4.html

 

http://s2.photobucket.com/user/duckomac/media/tessa/012_zps088447c9.mp4.html carpet swimming

 

http://s2.photobucket.com/user/duckomac/media/tessa/030_zpsd6e5403c.mp4.html ear clearing expert

 

http://s2.photobucket.com/user/duckomac/media/tessa/013_zpsf42be4e9.mp4.html bedtime!

 

Sleep peacefully, my tiny Tessa. Go find Harold, Gracie and Possum who left us earlier this year.

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Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Run free little Tessa, Run free.

 

:f_white Miss and Mister Ducky

 

 

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It's always so sad, but some seem harder to take than others. I am sorry she was with you such a short time.

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So sorry Ducky. We were so lucky with Birdie's recovery from IMHA. Tessa was a lucky girl to have landed in your home.

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I'm so very sorry Ducky. Her pictures in the little cat house made me smile :D

For you, here she is in her original cat house:

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Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Ducky, thank you for sharing the pics and videos of your little won. Who knew there was such a sport as carpet swimming? Tessa mastered that beautifully and she made me laugh and smile at how happy she was, not a care in the world. What a sweet, sweet girl. I am so very sorry for the hole in your hearts right now. :grouphug

 

Godspeed little Tessa. :heart

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So sorry for your loss of little Tessa. :grouphug

 

 

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So sorry Ducky. God bless you for giving her a year and a half of nothing but love, safety, and security.....

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So sorry for the loss of this little sweetie, what a wonderful life she had w/you, loved her pictures :grouphug:grouphug

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Godspeed sweet Tessa. In the springtime, we will find just the right plant to remember you by and you will join all the angels in the Memory Garden.

 

Ducky, thank you for showing Tessa what a home should be - she knew what it was to have kind words, love and be cherished. I am so sorry that she could not stay longer to enjoy the life she finally found with you. :grouphug

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Ducky, I am so sorry your beautiful tiny Tessa had to leave you.

 

What a sweet little girl. I loved her carpet-swimming video!

 

I think you were all very fortunate to have each other, even though your time together was short.

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I'm so sorry your dear funny girl couldn't stay longer.

 

Godspeed, sweetheart.

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