We feel sooooooooooo bad right now, our hearts are broken. Heidi has died after being with us for fourteen days.
In the first few days she had a cough in the evening while settling in to sleep, well that cleared up but she always seemed kind of winded after a big walk, she would often lag behind and we would call her pokey. Around the house she played and ran like crazy with the other dogs. Other than that she was the picture of health. I was going to make an appointment with the vet in the next few days to check her over and to see if she was spayed.
Today we had a friend drop by with her dog and they all had a blast. After that I went to the cabin to do a bit of work and the dogs showed up....buggers, I told them to stay home, when I headed back Heidi lagged behind. Dwight was concerned that she was not back yet, I told him, she will show up, she knows the way. We needed to go into town to pick up his car. Dwight almost lost the wheel on his car this morning before he hit the highway in the morning traffic. When the tow truck picked up his car the tire feel off! That man has a guardian angle watching over him and Heidi is now one of them.
It was almost dark when he got home and Dwight went looking for her and there she was on the trail like she had fallen over on her side with her legs straight out and a fair amount of pink stuff and foam coming out of her mouth. I believe she had pneumonia, Poor Heidi, she was loved and died on the trail....we are so so sad.
Darn, I wish I had taken her to the vet the first day I got her regardless of her zest for life, she was such a sweetheart and my heart aches for for her right now.