Tuesday, April 15, 2008

OUR TRIBUTE TO PEARL!


Today was going to be a post of our last couple weeks of uplifting, fun blog-worthy stuff....instead, we are very sad, yes that's right, all of us....Our precious pearl passed away today. She was 1 yr and 3 months. It was such a freak accident thing. (remind you all, this is the only explanation as far as the doctor together with us can come up with) Bill takes his dog to work with him everyday and today she was with Bill at work and loaded up into the back of the truck so Bill could go get lunch...when he got to where he was going she jumped out and wobbled around and was just very weird. She laid down and wouldn't move, she wouldn't load up into the truck or anything, she wouldn't even stand up. Bill took her to the vet and they did some blood work thinking that she got into anti-freeze or rat poison. This however was not the case, as the test all came back negative. She was unconsiouse at this time and the vet said she had very low blood pressure. The vet was then thinking that she got hit at some point, however, the x ray came back just fine. Within the hour, our sweet dog passed on. The vet was stumped at what was wrong and asked if he could go in and see if he could see something. He called back and said that her main artery that goes into her liver ripped from her liver....therefor causing internal bleeding. He said that the only possible explanation for this is when she loaded up into the truck she just stretched her body to far. She was the runt of the litter, and maybe had something that didn't form as strong as it should've been.

We all, especially Riley are very sad this evening and wanted to post pictures of our first dog. Riley was in love with her when we brought her home at 6 wks old. He played outside everyday possible. Bill too was very excited because she was just trained and pheasant season is coming up and now he is very bummed. He wasn't sold into the idea of getting a dog, and I sat and begged and begged. Finally he said we can get a dog as long as she can be his hunting dog. He spent hours and hours training her and became extremely fond of his dog. I don't think he thought he could have as strong of a bond with her as he did. Ofcourse I was very excited because we were going to breed her this next heat and have cute lil pups. (We'd however only keep one of those :) ) She was so sweet with the kids and never growled or barked, not even when she was treated like a horse..Riley and madi tried to ride her.







No dog will ever replace her, but we went and bought another dog just like Pearl..German short-haired pointer all liver colored...no pun intended. We will name her Roxey and we get to go pick her up when she is 6 wks old and it happens to fall on Mother's Day.

12 comments:

Los Briners said...

Oh no! How sad. Sorry guys.

Jana said...

I'm so sorry, that is very sad. I'm glad that at least you're able to soon enjoy another little puppy.

Becky Soderquist said...

I'm so sorry, Jen.

Brian and Mal said...

I am shedding little tears for your sweet Pearl. I can't imagine what you're going through. When Brian told me last night, I had to give Zoey and extra big hug and tell her how much we loved her. Let us know if you need anything.
(P.S. Zoey's name was Roxy for a day, then we changed it!)

Sarah said...

I am so sorry. I hope you can all find comfort in your fun memories of Pearl. Give Riley a hug for us.

Vigil's said...

That is aweful, I am so sorry! Animals can so easily become part of a family.
It was fun seeing you this weekend!

Mark and Lachelle said...

Sad day!! Sorry to hear about your little Pearl! She was so cute! I think you guys will really love the new doggie!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry, I never knew how much you could get attached to an animal until our little poodle died..sorry to hear about that.

Rich & Andrea said...

I know this is a very inappropriate place to put my comment, but this one was so long, that my comment wouldn't be able to be found! But...it's been a week since you've updated. Hello...get on it.

Megan said...

Thank you SO much for posting the link for Charlie's news clip.
I hadn't seen it yet....it was amazing and definitely left me in tears!

Sorry to hear about your dog. What a bummer, especially when the kids were attached.

Anonymous said...

Bill, Jen and kids. Sorry to hear about Pearl. I know you all had so much fun with her. We hope that things will go well with and all that you do.
We miss all of you and hope to be able to see you soon. Riley, Madi and Lili look so cute. We love all of you..

Love Grandpa David and Grandma Mary

Rich & Andrea said...

dude, I'm done visiting your site upping your numbers until I get an email telling me you've updated...you get mad at me...you're bad. muah...hahahahah