died last night from complications of Degenerative Myelopathy. Normally it takes longer for the disease to attack the nerves that control the breathing.. but 2 days ago I noticed she was having trouble and we prepared ourselves..or so I thought. She fell asleep in my arms and then I laid her down in her bed right beside my bed. That is where she passed.
We bred Annie. She was the runt of a large litter and we had to bottle feed her. She was strong though and thrived. Her ears never went up and she had a cow lick going down her back.. but was without a doubt the happiest Corgi I had ever seen. She loved her job helping with the sheep and loved living on the farm. I had never even heard of DM until I had to deal with it personally. I will miss you Annie girl. You may not have been the most beautiful Corgi by the breed standards.. but to us, you were perfection.