Tuesday, April 15, 2008


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.