My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday with Missy

We've been doing a lot of lovin' on our little Missy girl. Last week her cough became more persistent, and we took her to the vet where she stayed overnight. Our house felt so empty and quiet on Thursday night without our sweet little Missy. After keeping her overnight and various tests, he concluded that she had a collapsed trachea and an enlarged heart. We brought her home Friday afternoon with four new medications: Clavamox, Tussigon, Tamaril, and Lasix. She seems to be perking up a little bit more each day. I keep asking her Missy, are you in pain? This morning she was still willing to give her 'high five' to earn her bite of cereal from Steve. She is cuddly but if she is held too much she starts to cough and needs to lay down. Over the years, we have all come home and call out -- Missy, even though we know she can't hear us anymore. Missy is love. Missy is spunk. Its hard to remember our family life without little Missy girl. I love her for what she means to our kids. This little dog has been there for them for 14 years. If they had a bad day at school, Missy was there to greet them. If they had a happy day at school, Missy was there to greet them. They both have SO many memories that include Missy. We hope we have many more Mondays with Missy.

10 comments:

Retired Duo said...

Get better, Missy! What a treasure you are.

Pat

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Get well soon, Missy!

Katrin said...

Hope she is feeling better soon!

Katrin said...

Oh and did the vet suggest using a harness instead of a collar for the collapsed trachea issue? Getting the pressure off the neck and instead putting on a harness if you go for a walk can make a big difference.

Becky said...

Thank you Pat, Alphi's PR and Katrin! Katrin, Missy's collar is off - she can't even go for a walk :< .

Katrin said...

Oh poor Missy! No walks! That's very sad :-(

3 labs 4 me said...

Hugs to Missy from all of us in Oregon.

L^2 said...

Poor Missy. Hope she is feeling better soon.

jennohara said...

Sounds like Missy has already lived a wonderful, long life!! I hope she's feeling better soon!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

We hope Missy feels lots better real soon!