PrairieProf Posted July 30, 2015 Share Posted July 30, 2015 (edited) I still can't believe I'm posting this . . . my beautiful, perfect, sweet Beth, the creature around whom my entire life was organized, is suddenly gone. She was perfectly fine Sunday, made me dizzy doing wild leash zoomies in the morning and leaped around more on our last walk of the evening. On our walk Monday morning she started fine then midday through she started dragging badly and collapsed. At the vet she seemed to recover and acted normally at times but showed signs of heart problems when stressed. Her liver values were off a bit but a chest xray didn't show anything my vet particularly noticed; he sent out info to a veterinary cardiologist. Tuesday morning early she lost color again and just died. And I was not there, although she LOVED everyone at the vet where she boarded too, and her very favorite tech was among those with her. She said she told Beth I loved her. Thank God she did not die alone. We are not doing any further investigation but my vet things ruptured hemangiosarcoma or a pulmonary embolism are the likely possibilities for sudden death in a seemingly healthy and vigorous dog. I am out of town right now writing on a terrible hotel computer and can't even begin to think of how to talk about what Beth meant to me, or to her legions of fans in my area and online as well. She had (has) a literal Facebook fan club that has people who never even met her as members. I adopted her when she was two; her seventh Gotcha Day would be in less than a month. She was my first (and only) greyhound and totally changed my life -- now much of my socializing involves greyhound friends and activities, increasingly in the racing world as well as adoption. And much of my daily life was about taking her for four walks a day and never leaving her for more than five hours or so and petting her and snuggling her and gazing at her and enjoying her mellow but goofy behavior. My Bebecita, my Babaganoush. I am terrified of getting back home from my trip and facing a house and life without her. I've already begun searching for my next hound, though, as I don't want to be without a greyhound for a minute longer than I have to be. But nobody will be as beautiful as Beth. I'll see if I can post some pictures later today -- I can't face it right now. Edited July 30, 2015 by PrairieProf Quote With Cocoa (DC Chocolatedrop), missing B for Beth (2006-2015)And kitties C.J., Klara, Bernadette, John-Boy, & Sinbad Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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