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September 7th 1993
She loved tennis balls. She would find them and I wouldn't know where she found them.
She hated her feet getting wet or dirty. She always picked at them if they would get dirty.
Heidi's favorite toy was a tennis ball.
Heidi's favorite food was baked chicken--but I never knew her to turn down any food, especially steak.
When Heidi was healthy, she loved to walk around the block. As long as the street wasn't wet.
Heidi ran fast for a Cocker Spaniel and could track down squirrels, birds and small underground rodents.
In September 1993 we moved from the area we had lived for 17 years to Fredericksburg. We had a black and tan Cocker Spaniel name Punkin who was blind and deaf and he missed his friend Buffy, a blonde Cocker Spaniel who we lost in November 1992. Punkin and I were both lost. We needed another Cocker to fill the void in our hearts. Punkin needed a 'leader' dog as well.
I responded to an add in the paper where someone was getting rid of a Cocker Spaniel puppy, paper trained, 8 weeks old and great disposition. Of course I rushed to the house and bonded instantly with Heidi. Heide was too rambunkous for the elderly lady who wanted a lap dog. After over an hour of my playing with Heidi, talking to Heidi, and seeing that Heidi loved me, the lady agreed it was a good match. She had someone else waiting to take Heidi, however, the lady said to both of us, "Mrs. Goodman is judged by me as being more suited to Heidi".
Heidi loved to run and play ball. She caught the ball then ran all the way around the house before she brought the ball back to you. She loved to be outside, that is as long as the grass wasn't wet, too long or too dry. She was very picky with her feet. She was always cleaning them.
In early 2007 Heidi contracted cancer and became weaker and weaker, not eating or drinking much at all near the end. She was in such pain and she lost control of all of her bodily functions. When the vet we trusted for 14 years said that she felt it was time, I could let my beloved friend suffer no more.
That day I stayed with her til the end. The last seconds passed with her licking and kissing my face saying 'Don't cry Mommy. I thank you. I finally feel no more pain'. With that, she dropped to the table and fell asleep permantly on this earth plain; but joined her friends at the Rainbow Bridge as they played fetch and romped freely.
Heidi, We greatly miss you.
Let's be friends.
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September 18th 2010 11:02 am
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Punkin and I have been sprinkling a lot of angel dust on our family lately. Mom is besides herself with worry. Miss Kitty has been suffering over a year with Pancreatitis and seems to be wasting away, being nothing but skin and bones. She will not eat the vet's food unless Mom mixes it with canned tuna. After taking Miss Kitty to the vet and running tests, the vet says there is no sign of cancer or parasites which is good news, however, because Miss Kitty can't keep food on her stomach, she seems to be wasting away. The vet says there really is nothing anyone can do for her.
Bastet can't seem to rid herself of the bacterial infection she began in mid August. Again this past week she became lethargic, not eating, drinking from the water fountain, or using her litter box. She wanted to stay in her room, and wouldn't ask to go out on her leash. After school last Tuesday, Mom rushed her to the vet for another battery of tests. The tests again showed no cysts, tumors, or blockages, and the Feline Leukemia test came back negative. However, again as in mid August a large amount of bacteria was present in her urine and she lost 1/2 a pound since mid August. This was alarming because in May she tipped the scale at just 7 pounds. Last Tuesday the vet gave her an antibiotic shot instead of antibiotic pills and liquid as he did in August. Next Saturday Bastet will receive another shot and he will run another battery of tests. After the antibiotics have been out of her system for at least 2 weeks, Bastet needs to go back for another battery of tests to see if the bacterial infection is gone.
The vet is baffled and hopes there is no correlation between her Hemophilia and this infection...meaning that her immune system could be shutting down. If this is the case, this could be very serious. Mom and the vet are looking at it like this. It was difficult to get the initial dosages of antibiotics in her, so perhaps she didn't receive enough to kill all of the bacteria thus the infection returned.
Today..Saturday.. Bastet did eat the experimental food the vet gave her and some Greenie Treats, used her litter box and drank a great deal of water. She wanted to come out of her room, so Mom let her go downstairs. She is now sleeping in the sunny living room. We are all happy there seems to be some improvement and hope she continues on an upward climb.
September 4th 2009 3:47 pm
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As I look down from the bridge there are two troubling things on my mind. The killing of the first wolf in Idaho on the 1rst of this month and the needless death of many innocent animals in the fires of California.
The wolves are our ancestors. Wolves are part of the natural order of this world as we are, as cats are, as humans are. We are all part of a large chain of life. When the links in a chain are broken, they frey to the top. And who is at the top of the chain????
Mom's favorite song is the 'Color of the Wind'. She lives by that song...and part of that song states...'Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the newborn moon'...I shutter to think the next generation will not hear that cry.
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