Hilda, CGC

French Bulldog
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Boo Boo Bear, Hildy Buildy,

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

December 31st 2003

attention!!! She's a diva.

vacuum cleaners, brooms, anything she can chase

Favorite Toy:
vacuum cleaners, brooms, anything she can chase

Favorite Food:
cat food, of course.

Favorite Walk:
out to my waiting limo.

Best Tricks:
real dogs don't do tricks.

Arrival Story:
Hilda was born here, her dad is Luke, and she now lives with our friend, Laurie, but comes to work here with her.

Forums Motto:
Hilda, Diva Extraordinary

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Collapsed Trachea and Neutering

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 18th 2008 More than 8 years!

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A Diva's Life

Hilda has joined her dad, Lukie.

June 3rd 2014 5:44 pm
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Several weeks ago it became apparent that Hilda was slowing down. She seemed to be having trouble breathing and seemed a bit bloated in her chest.
I made an appointment with the vet and Laurie took her up and left her for some testing. I got a call from the vet, she couldn't find anything wrong with her physical exam and the bloodwork was excellent, especially for a 10+ year old Frenchie. The bloating concerned her so she wanted to do some x-rays. I agreed.
She was much more serious sounding on her next call... it seemed that Hilda's heart had so much fluid surrounding it that it was impossible to even see it on x-ray. An ultrasound confirmed the seriousness of her condition.
We elected to start with the simple things...antibiotics and diuretics, hoping it was an infection. Several days later Hilda quit eating and was obviously not feeling well, so heavy duty steroids were added to the mix, hoping to cover a possible inflammatory condition such as Lupus.
Hilda immediately perked up and was pretty good except the breathing continued to be an issue. Her two week check up and repeat ultrasound was scheduled for tomorrow, but Laurie called me last night and said it was time.
Sadly, none of the treatments worked and most likely the problem was a tumor in her heart as her heart sounded much worse today. Her vet agreed with Laurie that it was time and she was now suffering.
Sadly, Frenchies are not a long lived breed. Hilda lived a GREAT life and I was happy to share her with Laurie and Drew and their labs. She spent her Winters with them in Springfield starting when she was about four years old, and lived here with me and the poodles and labs during the Summer months as she could not ever get over spending all day sitting at the fence barking at all Laurie's neighbors. She was perfect here and shared an inside/outside pen with Jones and I shall miss her antics, such as sneaking into my bed and burrowing under the covers, hoping I wouldn't discover her there, or hiding under the desk when it was time for last outs.
Hilda had just returned from a two week vacation with me when she started failing. There was no evidence of any problem at all while she was here, except maybe she was a bit thinner than usual. Laurie brought her to work here twice a week and neither of us had seen anything alarming until the last two weeks.

Fly Free, Hilda, and give our best to your dad, Lukie!!! You and he can talk up a storm now!


Summertime and the living is.....

March 30th 2012 2:57 pm
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HEY, the living is AT MOM'S!!! The minute the weather starts to get nice Laurie brings me over to Mom's and dumps me off there! Life is soo not fair.
Actually, if possible, this Summer is going to be even worse than last. Lola no longer lives here so Mom, in her infinite wisdom, plunked me in that in/out pen with Jones. Not nice at all!
The problem is that Jones cannot run in the lab pen with everyone else, so, if I am stuck with him, I am also unable to run in the pen with everyone else. Or, at least that is what Mom is claiming.
It certainly shouldn't have anything to do with the fact that when I DID go down to the lab pen I found myself having to beat up Zena... BUT... I didn't hurt her!!!
There are a few perks to that pen, however. Since it has a doggy door I can mosey on outside whenever the spirit moves me, even if it's in the middle of the night! I can also stay inside if it is too chilly out or if it's too hot out.
And, Mom always feeds whoever's in that pen first, so Jones and I at least enjoy our meal while the others are still waiting for theirs. But, when they are all out hanging with Mom in the living room, Jones and I are stuck in the back room in our pen. That can really be a perk OR not, since I usually race outside and start barking my "someone's here bark" and the others are all worried that they are missing something, hehehe!


Brrr.... Visiting Mom again!

January 15th 2012 8:20 am
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Ya know, 58 degrees is not a proper temperature for the inside of a house! I much prefer 78, but even 68 would do in a pinch. For some reason Mom NEVER makes it warm in her house!!
At least she got us all warm sweaters to wear, but I do not believe a Diva should ever need a sweater inside a house, unless it is in the middle of Summer and I am trying to prevent a draft from the air conditioning.
I will say... I for one will NOT be racing around down in the frozen tundra she calls the lab pen. I am more inclined to snuggle down under the comforter in her water bed. Wonder if she will miss me if I just disappear when it's time to go down there.
I suspect those hairless things will follow me into the bedroom and most likely, Zena will as well. It is not fit for man nor beast out side today!!!
Last night Mom got some hamburger out of the freezer to make dinner tonight with. Would you believe it is STILL frozen??? Thank goodness for microwaves!
I hope Laurie will stop by and pick me up on her way home today. If she doesn't I will have to stay here until WEDNESDAY which is when she works next. I do happen to know that it is supposed to RAIN Tuesday night...I sure hope it warms up some before then OR Laurie won't be able to get here and I will be stuck here freezing for even longer.
Gotta go now, the sun is trying to shine in the window and I need to park myself in it. Not that it will help much, but...

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