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Nanette: A Very Brave Dog

and how one little dog showed her life

Bertie euthanased

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I took Bertie to the vet yesterday owing to some worrying symptoms. A deep heart cough, often choking and obviously finding exercise very difficult. He had an x ray of heart and lungs......this showed an enlargement of the heart which we already knew about, plus some fluid in the lungs. He was also very dehydrated.

 The vet gave him a steroid injection. He had a bad night ( not unusual ) and this morning was ' choking' alot and I decided ...enough is enough.

 He was euthanased at 11.30 in my arms with Nanette beside us and when I said to the vet ...'pity we don't have some music'. She scuttled off and came back with a player and a CD. I recognised it but wasn't sure what it was until it dawned on me that it was my Requiem!!!! which I completed in ' 97. I had given her a  disc!! Wasn't that beautiful.

I carried him home and put him in his comfortable bed with music and all the normal sounds around him. When his body was cold , a few hours later, a friend came and buried him next to Mimi ...his Mum ,who I adopted 3 years ago with him. RIP Bertie xxxxxx

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 February 2011 21:27 )  


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in the midst of life which wills to live.
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and alive.

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