October 6th 2016 6:55 am
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Way too soon....
Our hearts are breaking I don't even know how to say this...Lucian went to the Rainbow Bridge last evening, October 5, 2016. He was only 5 years old. We are broken and in shock.
As you all know he just got diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy on the 19th of September when he went to the cardiologist after our regular vet found a heart murmur. This would eventually lead to heart failure in the future but along with that there is always a risk of an arrhythmia.
He was doing so well on his meds. He was playful, had a great appetite, no symptoms at all and a just a happy boy. You all saw his pics that were taken and posted Sunday. He looked so perfect and so happy. It breaks our hearts that this was going on inside him.
He had a perfect last day. He spent the day outside with Bob and Abby. It was a gorgeous, cool, sunny fall day. He played with Abby, stretched out in the sun, went for a walk around the neighborhood and enjoyed every moment of a beautiful fall day. Bob went to work and I came home and he went outside for a bit, he ate, he followed me around the kitchen while I fed the kitties and made my supper just a normal day. They went in the living room and laid down while I finished cleaning up, Bob called from his lunch at 7:30 to check on all of us. I was in the living room turning on the Halloween lights around 7:40 and they were stretched out on the couches relaxing. Lucian was fine, Abby was fine, everything was normal. Just a normal routine evening relaxing after a perfect day. I went in to the living room to get them for their 8:00 drink and out for potty time to get ready for our nightly snuggle time on the couch and just that fast Lucian, in that 20 minute window of time, had passed away. His heart just stopped in his sleep. He looked perfect, just like he was sleeping.
I called Bob and he rushed home. I laid with him til Bob got home and I must have told him a million times how much I loved him and I was so sorry this was something we could not fix. Abby was with him too and she said goodbye to her lil brother. Bob spent time with him and is thankful for the perfect day they had together.
I cant believe 2 weeks and 2 days after this diagnosis and at age 5 that he is gone. We knew in our hearts we may have limited time. Heart failure could have started in a few months to a year, there would have been lots of decisions to make to keep him from suffering and all this was running thru our heads. We were aware there could be an arrhythmia with this and that was on our minds too. He was doing well on his meds and we had hope that we would have him for a long time yet. He did nothing to overexert himself. We did all we could to protect him and let him be a dog at the same time. He never suffered one day with this, he never knew anything was wrong with him, and he died after a perfect fall day, living in the moment. That perfect day is continuing at the Rainbow Bridge. He is with our kitty Smokey, they are perfect and healthy again.
Fly high precious angel...we love you.
December 21, 2010 - October 5, 2016
July 13th 2013 5:02 am
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What a pawsome suprise to see me on the front page that morning as Dogster's Dog of the Day! Woo Hoo! I was jumpin up and down! Thank you so much Dogster for pickin me!
Thank you to all my friends here for all the pics, pressies, messages, comments and all your kind words of congrats! I even made some new friends that day that I hope to play with for years to come! This is the best place ever for making pals! It was a pretty cool day! Thank you all again!
I am doing well with my Addison's. I get my injections every 25 days and I feel great. I dont mind going to get them either....all the ladies at the office make a big fuss over me. I love the hugs and love!
Have a wonderful weekend pals!
Love and hugs,
March 12th 2013 5:59 am
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Last May our dear friend Gucci went to the rainbow bridge. We have know him for a long time here on Dogster as many of you all do. Well his mom wrote a beautiful story about him here on dogster and I would like to share the link with you to go read the heart warming story:
I think it is in the dogster confessionals. It is beautiful..
Big Dane Hugs,
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