Maggie, our beautiful Maggie both in looks and nature, died of heart failure early this morning – on her boat and in relative peace.
The ‘something’ in the ‘something must have happened’ was that a heart valve had ruptured. This and her very enlarged heart could clearly be seen in an X-Ray and scan. The valve was flapping about. The vet described it like a guy rope on a tent having come loose. All the extra pills in the world were not able to mend that. From that moment on we knew she was on borrowed time but we never imagined it would be so soon. Too soon. Much too soon. She was only eight years old.
I know that in time we will see it as a blessing. I also know and respect the fact that not everyone ‘gets it’ – this dog thing! But, if you do ‘get it’ you will know just how devastated and heart-broken we are feeling right now.
Sincere thanks to everyone who has sent us messages of support – the ‘get it’ gang is clearly a big one!!
So, Maisie has now been promoted to No 1 Dog! She has big paws to fill!
Perhaps 2013 will be free from emotional upset for us? The last five years certainly haven’t! Yes, I’m feeling very sorry for myself at the moment! Sorry!! Things have just got even worse!! John has just broken the bottle opener! xxo