Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Chloe (1993 ~ 2005)
Dogster stats for Chloe (1993 ~ 2005)
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Cloaca, Baca, Cleo, Cleo Beo, Chloe Anja
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March 9th 1993
suntanning, sleeping, EATING, burrowing under blankets
when her Dad runs the vacuum. when her Dad walks across the room. basically, her DAD is her biggest pet peeve! She's not fond of fireworks or popping gum, either.
blue rubber ball (she can find it ANYWHERE even if it's not visible to us!), golf balls, squeaky dragon or hamburger, dental rope with 2 squeaky pumpkins
basically ANYTHING, she's like a vacuum cleaner. She loves spaghetti, she'll even eat fruits and veggies. She likes Greenies and other dog treats, too.
She hates going for walks, that would go against being fat & lazy :)
ummm, NONE! She flunked out of obedience school! Stubborn weiner dog!
My dad and I went to see a litter of Dachshund puppies that had been born. She was the last female of the litter in a little plastic swimming pool in the family's living room. She fell asleep in my arms and ended coming home with us, where she joined her "sister," a then-3-year-old Maltese named Taffy.
It is with a heavy heart that I share news of Chloeâ€™s passing this morning (11/4), as I had to make the difficult decision to put her to sleep. The events that led up to this were quite recent.
At the very end of September she was seen for bloody diarrhea and the medicines immediately helped her feel better. X-rays showed that her liver was really enlarged and blood tests showed signs that something wasnâ€™t quite right.
Up through Tuesday evening, Chloe was acting very normal and eating, drinking, playing, etc. Then early Wednesday morning she began vomiting. She stopped eating and was drinking very little water. On Thursday evening I decided to take her to the emergency vet as the vomiting was increasing and was a medium brownish color. They admitted her for overnight, said she was dehydrated and put her on IV fluids. The vet said he could feel something strange in her abdomen and hinted that it could be cancer. At 1:30 a.m. they called us and said that she was vomiting more frequently, and darker in color, so they ran another X-ray and blood work before giving her pain medicine and something for the vomiting, which didnâ€™t help.
As I was driving to the emergency vetâ€™s I just didnâ€™t have a good feeling that this was going to end well and was already crying. I picked her up this morning to transfer her to our normal vet. She was sleepy but I think she was glad to see me. Once at our vetâ€™s office, she vomited up a lot of blood in the waiting room.
Our vet agreed that something was abnormal in her belly but couldnâ€™t determine what was going on by the previous and current X-rays. He suggested an ultrasound. I wasn't even sure she was going to make it until the ultrasound because she was just laying quietly. I assisted him in comforting her and holding her as he looked. Unfortunately she had two very large growths on her liver, most likely cancerous. He thinks the diarrhea in September could have been an early indication of what was wrong. He knew that I wasnâ€™t going to do exploratory surgery and I knew that the decision had to be made.
I was fortunate that she hadnâ€™t been ill for long but I could not see her in any more pain. I stayed with her until she was gone and then spent some more time with her. I got her paw prints on paper and will make a nice memorial for her, like the ones I did for her â€œsistersâ€ Gracie and Taffy.
Iâ€™m still mourning the loss of our rescued Bedlington Terrier girl, Gracie, from only 7.5 months ago, who died at the young age of 4, and now this. But I know the hard times will pass and that we will always have the happiest memories of our precious girl. I had Chloe since she was a 10-week-old puppy and she lived to be 12 years 8 months old. She had a VERY good life! If you had the pleasure of meeting her, you'll remember her being a stubborn yet very loving little wiener dog. We're all going to miss her.
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|January 11th 2005
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