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The story of my Irish Setter, Madeline


My last entry

March 14th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

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A portrait I took of Maddie last year...such a beauty...

This will be my last post to Maddie’s blog…despite Maddie being a fabulous example of amputation recovery…she died unexpectedly last night…
we went for our usual walk/run with her best bud Lillie and she seemed fine. When we got home I offered her dinner, she wasn’t interested, which wasn’t that unusual. Even though I feed her the best dog food, she isn’t fond of only dry food, so would eat it when she was ready. She went and slept in the family room with my husband and son. A little later he yelled to me that something was wrong with her…I ran in the room and it appeared that she had a seizure or something…my son and I attempted CPR while my husband called our vet (a very close friend). She felt she might have had a clot or something rupture and there was nothing to be done…but she came over anyway, but it was too late. I think she died instantly…
I am having a really hard time accepting it
I hope she didn’t suffer much
I try to be happy with the 4 months I got…but based on how well she was doing, I hoped for years…

I can’t come back to the blog, because it makes me too sad…all the sad stories…and now ours is sad too

I am trying to think of the glass as half full instead of half empty, but I just don’t see it that way right now…she was such a great dog…just too short a time with us.

Good luck to all the rest of you

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Opie

    I am so sorry. Maddie was a beautiful dog and I am sure she was doubly beautiful on the inside. Losing a dog is never easy, but it is particularly difficult when it happens unexpectedly. Stay strong. I know you will see Maddy again at the bridge. Opie’s Mom

  • ThreeLeggedMax

    I’m so sorry about Maddie’s passing. She was absolutely gorgeous. I loved the picture of her running in her harness–she seemed to happy despite her missing leg. Make sure to take care of yourself.

  • cemil

    I’m so sorry about your Maddie. She’s so beautiful and the time was way too short. But if you had to plan her last day, it would probably be very much like the one she had.

    I hope all the good memories of her happy days will begin to bring peace to your family. It’s clear that her life was good.

  • jakesmom

    I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet Maddie. She was a beautiful dog, and you gave her an extra 4 months of love… I know that your heart is so broken right now…

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time… Sending you a loving hug…

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  • Kami (Mackenzie's Mom)

    We are so sorry about your beautiful Maddie. She was such a gorgeous dog and her photos showed just how much she lived life to its fullest. She was obviously surrounded by so much love. We hope that your heart heals and you’ll be smiling again with all of her loving memories. Kami (Mackenzie’s Mom)

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