We certainly had a scare last night! Our beloved dog Maddie (alias the spoiled one) was running around the backyard (excited because I came home!) and collapsed.
Maddie is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and they have problem with Mitral Valve Disease. Hers has progressed, and she collapsed last night, flailing and gasping for breath.
We know her time is limited, and it makes us so, so, sad.
But oh the many happy memories, and happy hours we have spent with this loveable, loyal companion! She has been a great joy to us, and we hope that she doesn't suffer with this. That when the time comes, she will just pass quietly in her sleep.
She has been the best of the best! Here are some pictures of her for those of you who haven't had the pleasure of knowing her. I hope some of her sparkling personality peeks out of these pictures and you can glimpse a bit of her spirit!