Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thank you for your kind thoughts ...

Dear kind warm readers,

Thank you for your kind thoughts.  I truly appreciate them.  It helps - at least for me trying to get my mind to accept the full fact that Trixie's gone for good.  There's always so much to do at Dog Woods.  If it's not the dogs to mind and fuss over there's the chores to be done at home, meals to cook and people to fuss (or boss ;) around.  But in those still moments where nothing immediate warrants my attention I find myself staring into the horizon.  If there was a mirror before me, the expression would be that of bewilderment - slightly gaping mouth, furrowed brow, and a look - lost somewhere, going over and over again what had caused her sudden death.  That's when the sad realisation dawns - that I would never see Trixie (or Iggy as I'd usually call her), again

Dog woods is fairly spacious - more than an acre, enough space for the nine dogs to run about without cramping their style.  Understandably I can't possibly keep an eye out on all nine of them at once... the two Basset Hounds would be tumbling over each other - Tuffy teasing Snoopy and Snoopy giving him a mouthful of what she thought, Anna and the Furkids would be chasing down or digging up a scent (someday I'd post pictures my increasingly crater-ful lawn), Trixie would be running in circles attempting to herd us lot (minus the butt nipping - which we trained her out of), Joe clutching a toy would be looking for a game of fetch.

Usually after all that play and if i knew that no one would be visiting, the dogs would be left to roam about freely (within the confines of Dog woods that is) - with minimal supervision.  And that's when it happened I think ... where and what happen to Trixie within that moments while am pottering about.  What had she ate?  Could she be bitten? What kind of bug had she picked up - so virulent that it took her life so suddenly.   Now am afraid for the rest of the pack ...

Will call the doctor later (don't think his practice is quite fully open yet) to find out Trixie's results.


  1. We are still thinking of you...

    As soon as we read the news earlier today, we posted it on FB and I added it to Khyra's post for our Wednesday...

    Khyra and Her Mom

  2. Sorry for your hurt - we'll keep you guys in our prayers and thoughts -

    Please give the furbabes a big hug and kiss for us.


  3. Having lost Dakota last summer, we can so understand your sorrow and your loss. We still miss her a lot, but time does help to heal the hurt. Still thinking of you and the pack.

    Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara and Mom

  4. We are so very sorry for the sudden (and seemingly senseless) loss of your Iggy. Her sudden death is hard enough for you, but not knowing the cause of it makes it so much harder.. I hope the vet will find out the reason.

    Sending you many hugs from across the miles and Huskee and Hershey sends puppy kisses.

  5. We are so sorry to hear about Trixie. We know that a sudden death can tear an even bigger piece of your heart out. We hope that our thoughts and prayers can help a little--and hugs, we send many, many hugs to you and your family.

    love & wags,
    River & crew

  6. We're so sorry about Trixie.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Thor and mom

  7. We understand you are not having an easy time.
    Lets hope the Vet tells you soon what happened.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  8. We are so sorry to hear of Trixie's passing and will check back to hear the results.

    Having 2 belgians myself, I know memorable their personalities are - twinkle in their eyes, big silly grins, happy, bouncy yet they took their self assigned job seriously -(we get herded alot)

    We'll light a candle for Trixie and watch for her star.

    Vicky w/Princess Eva & Brice

  9. Oh, this is awful...being so sad over a loss, but not knowing what happened...

    Let us know what you hear...

    We are sending you our love and will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers...

    Hugs and kisses, Scruffy, Lac, Stan and Mumsie

  10. We're sorry for the loss of dear Trixie. Be strong. The rest of your pack is counting on you.

  11. Oh no, we so sorry to hear of Trixie's passing. She was such a beautiful girl.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy xx