Monday, April 18, 2011

Sweet Annie...

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.

14 comments:

Dianne said...

I am so sorry Julie. I know your heart is broken. It seems life has been hard for you lately. Eyes up! There is optimism in spring!!!

Gayla said...

I am very sad to hear of this! She was well-loved and lucky, and I know you all were well-loved and lucky, too. Big Hug!

pwsowa said...

I am so sorry I know how you lov ed her praying for you

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry Julie! *hugs*

pinkglitterfae said...

I'm so sorry you lost your beautiful girl, but it sounds like she was very loved, and taken care of.
You gave her the best life possible, and she will always live on in your memories
xoxo

Nicole said...

I can't even express how sorry I am for losing your Annie. Its always so hard when they go. I lost my rhodesian ridgeback almost 2 years ago but I still call his name when I call the others inside sometimes. I had a necklace made from his dna and sometimes when I wear it it makes me feel a little better. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nicole said...

I also want to say that Annie's last days were completely filled with love.

RiderWriter said...

I'm so very sorry, Julie. I just read a marvelous book about a dog named Lou whose owner lost him to the same disease ("The Last Dog On The Hill" - highly recommended, but a tearjerker). I am glad she passed peacefully in her sleep, and you were spared having to make The Decision. She was well-loved and had a wonderful life with you, I am quite sure!

RiverBend Farm said...

Oh, Julie, that is such sad news. How fortunate for you and Annie that you got to be there, holding her til the end. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Berte

vivian said...

awww.. so sad!! I hate hearing this and I'm so sorry that you have to go through losing a part of your family! you know that I know the feeling all too well.
At least you know that you provided her with the best life possible and that she was cared for loved and happy right to the very end.
so sorry Julie..
((((hugs))))
viv

Kaede said...

I'm so sorry Julie. Rest in peace Annie.

phaedra96 said...

I am so sorry about Annie. She is running free and sooo fast now. No more pain. She is still in your heart...

Sir Darby said...

So sorry for your loss. How blessed she was to have lived her life with you

Candy'sGirl said...

So sorry to hear that. Its always hard loosing one. I lost my old Border collie mix in October. I still miss him and call for him when I'm heading inside after feeding the horses.