Sad Day

Yesterday was such a busy day. I woke up feeling great, just somehow started running a little late to get to church, however, I did make it.

Church was great. It is always nice to go and feel uplifted,everyone is smiling, and renew yourself for the ongoing week. Well, church ended and I had to run home to get hubby.

I get home and hubby comes outside to meet me and Jade and I noticed Tonto’s (one of our dogs) water dish was knocked over. Jade went to get his water dish, and he was pouncing toward her (like he usually does when he is playing and plus she was carrying his water pail). He seems really happy and just wagging his tail. Savoy filled up his water dish and carried it back to him. They played a little more and we had to hurry up and go. So, we loaded in the car to go to a birthday party.

After the birthday party, we came home to clean up the house, and feed the dogs. As we parked the car I noticed Tonto in his dog house. He is usually never in his dog house, as this dog would lay out in the rain, or snow, now if it is lightning that is another story.
As I got out of the car I noticed he didn’t look right. He wasn’t moving, he wasn’t jumping up and down to say hi to us. Needless to say Tonto passed away. He was 7 years old, and such a good dog. He was always happy, and he would lay in your lap if you let him.

We had a memorial for him (nothing too big, but enough for us) and decided not to show Jade, but just tell her that Tonto went bye bye. Jade said, “Bye bye Tonto” and she seems okay at this point.

After the memorial I grabbed up Chubby and carried him in the house. I noticed he wasn’t acting right. He was heavy breathing like he just ran a mile in a race, but yet he was eating, drinking, and everything he usually does, he was just panting, really hard. His panting turned into heavy breathing, like puffs of air every second in a minute. I called one of my friends and his girlfriend told me to give him some allergy medicine it sounded like he was allergic to something. I proceed and I stayed up with him till 3 am this morning.

He finally dozed off before I went to bed, and his breathing got better. His ribs/abdomen still look “bigger” than normal, and he feels so warm to me. I am thinking he got too hot yesterday while we was gone and the heat got to him, I don’t know, maybe that is what happened to Tonto?

This morning he is looking better and I don’t hear his heavy breathing, so maybe he was just a bad day yesterday. I have had Chubby since ’03. He was just a little thing when I brought him home. He is just like my baby, and I think that is how most animals should be, close to your heart, and not far from your side.

This year hasn’t been the best years for animals…
2 kittens – 1 week old
1 kitten – 1 month old
Dixie – Hubby’s snake
6 Chickens
… all in the past year.

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  1. So sorry to hear about the animals. I know that can be heart wrenching to lose those little furry family memebers (and the scaley snake one too). I hope everyone is feeling better by now, since I am so late in commenting.


  2. bubblymel

     /  August 25, 2011

    Oh that is so sad!!!! You have had a bad year for pets!! Hope it get’s better soon!!

    • Thanks Bubblymel. I hope it gets better soon, too. Which I know it will. Thank you for visiting, commenting, and reading. 🙂

  3. Sorry to hear that. 😦

    • 😦 Whats even sadder is hearing Jade banging on the window wanting me to bring him back, or her saying “see you later alligator” :((

  4. So sorry for your loss. It would break my heart to lose one of mine.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so sad to lose a pet, and it sounds like you’ve been put through the ringer this year! It’s awful.

  6. Ruth D.

     /  August 22, 2011

    That sucks, sorry to hear that! I know it’s hard to lose a pet. Harder than most people think.

  7. I’m so sorry about Tonto. We love our little dog, George, he was a our first “kid” and I can’t imagine what it will be like when he’s gone. Pets are such a big part of our lives!

  8. I am so sorry for your loss…and happy for the recovery of the other dog.
    The heat has been terrible on animals…I’m sure my cat had a reaction to the
    heat and used ice packs at pulse points to cool her…I’ve never had a cat before but it seemed that with the heat and humidity, especially this year, animals have been having problems too.
    But it could have been Tonto’s time to go and something totally different with Chubby…eerie coincidences as does happen with animals.
    Again, sorry for your loss…you did a marvelous job with memorializing Tonto and dealing with telling Jade. Much love and hoping the coming months are better for you and your animals. Siggi in Downeast Maine

    • Thank you so much Siggi.
      Hubby thinks the same about Tonto, because he was sleeping when he passed away. I have been keeping Chubby inside. I think too with us not having any rain within a month could be a factor. The other dogs outside are in the shade all day, and they seem fine and content, even when I chase them with the water hose to play outside. Thank you for taking the time to read, and comment xoxo

  9. I am so sorry…we think everything is just fine and then…wham! My heart goes out to you guys.

  10. laci512

     /  August 22, 2011

    So sorry for your loss! Our pups are such an important part of our lives and I cannot imagine if something happened to one of our guys.

    • Sad day and now it is like you constant worry about the others. Thanks for coming to read and comment.

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. Animals are such an important part of our lives. My sympathy to you and your family.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss… I dont believe it ever gets easier; every pet becomes a family member.

  13. I was thinking the same thing about them getting into something. It all seems so random…but then , so do most pet deaths. Do sorry for your loss…

    • It really does seem random. Just weird. The other 2 outside dogs are fine, so I dunno. We was thinking maybe he got bit or heat stroke, but he had water and shade and was fine when we left. Too bad I can read pets minds lol

  14. Is there any way they could have gotten into something??? Almost sounds like poisoning of some kind…and so sorry for your loss…xoxox

    • We dont think they got into anything. They are pretty much contained to our yard, and we don’t have anything that would poison them. I think too since Tonto died that I am being paranoid with Chubby, but then again he shouldn’t have been panting like he was running a race. Thank you Donna xoxo I will just have to keep my eyes on the animals for awhile.

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