Tuesday, February 23, 2010

With a heavy heart ...

... Trixie crossed the rainbow bridge today.  It was so sudden.  I discovered her lying so still this afternoon in her crate when the doctor finally arrived to give her a check.

She wasn't touching her food the last couple of days and I had been feeding her the usual multivitamins (when the dogs are not eating).  Thinking it could be tick fever (since Wally was down with it last week and the Vet had been around to see him twice) I had the Vet to come round to give Trixie her shot of antibiotics only to discover she was no longer breathing.

To think she was ok this morning and I was fretting over getting her to swallow her multivit.  Am still trying to grasp the fact that she's gone.  I can't say am numb.  Just shock.  Not quite sure how or what cause her to leave us so sudden.  It's not that she's been ill for prolonged periods.  Even the good doctor was puzzled.   He'd just seen her last week - trotting about her usual sunny mischevious self.  

And that's how it is whenever I think of Trixie.  Her alertly trotting about - being ring leader to the pack of Furkids (Anna's usually kept in her pen when Trixie's out since they both don't get along), giving chase to  whatever that moves (joggers, motorists, neighbour's dogs) - all well within the confines of the Dog Woods perimeter fence (so no harm done to others)

She was character in her prime who love nothing else but to run like the wind, snatch Joe's toy and guard her home.  And now she's gone.  I feel so sad whenever I think I'd never see Trixie with in all her fawn handsome-ness patrolling the perimeter fence.  Or come running (usually the first to arrive) whenever I call, or just to sit pretty - just to show that she's a good-er girl than the rest of the scampering lot - who's usually playfully wrestling about.  

The only explanation would either be a) deliberate poisoning from someone who hates the Dog Woods Pack or b) bitten by a venomous snake - cobras possibly c) a heart attack - from too many firecrackers?  (honestly, Trixie's heart is built to withstand firecrackers ... though she does like to complain about them alot).

The good doctor's taken Trixie's body for an autopsy.  Still running some tests when I last messaged him.  We'll all know tomorrow why Trixie left us so suddenly.  


  1. oh my God i am devastated. i am so very sorry from the bottom of my heart---please let us know why Trixie left us so suddenly

  2. We are in shock too. We read your blog every day and feel as though we know your dogs initimately. An autopsy is just the way to go, you need to know. That said, Mum says if you have to lose a dog, a gentle good-bye is the best. Bless you,

    Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

  3. Oh goodness. I'm numb too. I'm so sorry. It's always too soon to lose a beloved pet, but Trixie was so young and so full of life - and herself...

  4. Our hearts are heavy today for the entire Dog Woods pack. We are so sorry for your loss. You'll stay in our thoughts.

    Tobi, Bluebonnet and Clementine

  5. Oh no!

    Not another pal - this year has been too freakin' rough on us -

    We are so sorry fur your loss - Mom and I had an extra soft spot fur Trixie since she was one of those Belgian Babe Breeds -

    Sorry, our paws khan't find any more words right now BUT please know all of you will be in our thoughts!

    Khyra and Her Mom

  6. OH no, how awful to lose her so suddenly. We are so terribly sorry. Please let us know what happened whenever you find out.

    Tonight when the sun goes down, we'll have a group howl for Trixie to help her cross the bridge.

  7. Mom's eyes are leaking...so many good pups have crossed to the bridge lately.

    RIP Trixie

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  8. Oh, we are so sorry for your loss! We'll be thinking of you all. RIP, Trixie.

  9. Sorry to hear about Trixie's unexpected passing -- I hope it wasn't poison. I have a low enough opinion of people already. :-(

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I came to your blog to find better news. My thoughts are with you. :(

  11. We're so sorry and so very sad about your sudden loss. Khyra sent us over ... yet another of our wonderful family has left us. We hope they all find each other on the other side of the bridge, and that you find some comfort knowing so many families care.

    Our most sincere sympathies
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  12. Oh! I'm so so sorry to here that Hugs from me and my gang.

    Erin,Pompei,Texas and Bubbles

  13. I found out about this sad event from Khyra and her Mom Phyllis on Facebook. You have my sympathy-it's never easy to lose a dog and when it is so sudden it is even worse.

    Thinking of you and your pack,
    Chester's Mom

  14. We are just so surprised and sad to hear this. Poor Trixie and poor you - our hearts go out to you and the pack. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  15. Oh, that's so sad to hear. Since we've been reading your blog we feel like we really know the pack. It's just so shocking when this happens so suddenly.

  16. sad woofs, sooo sad to hear Trixie went to the bridge..we just keep on losing our "kids"..ur in our thoughts and prayers...RIP Trixie, run with the wind..

    a sad,
    angel lacylulu
    and mama...

  17. I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts

  18. How awful. I am so sorry to hear this news. Our condolences.


  19. We are so sorry about Trixie. It is never easy to lose a furry. Warm purrs and tail wags and {{{hugs}}}.

  20. We are so very sad to hear this. We wish we could give all of you a big kiss and cuddle. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mack & Momma

  21. We are so very sorry to read this sad post. Please know that we are thinking of you - it is such a hard time.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  22. Oh no, so sorry to hear about Trixie. We are sending lots of puggy hugs and kisses your way during this difficult time.

  23. We're so sorry to hear about Trixie. Too much of this is going on in Bloglandia.

    The Rocky Creek Gang

  24. We have lost too many pups in a short while. We are most sorry that Trixie has gone to the bridge. I, too, will be waiting to hear what caused this. Locally, Minnesota and No. Dakota are having a dog flu problem. Don't know yet if its viral or bacterial but this area has lost some dogs.

    Our deepest sympathy,

    Jo and Stella

  25. I'm so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.

    Mochi & Mommy

  26. We are sending our love, we are so sorry.

  27. we are so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Trixie! Our thoughts, prayers,woofs and purrs are with you all at this sad time!

    Rest in Peace Trixie

    Velcro, Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom and mom Penny

  28. We are so very sorry to hear about Trixie. Our hearts are breaking for you! You are in our prayers.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  29. I'm so tewwibully sowwy to heaw this.
    I'm pwaying that youw heawt heals. I'm just happy that Twixie didn't have pwolonged suffewing. I know she will be tewwibly missed . I hope eventually , you can just wemembew hew wondewful pwesence
    sad smoochie kisses

  30. Oh my Dawg! HOW Dreadful! Khyra sent us over. I happen to be a huge Mal fan. tho i don't have one, i'm very familiar with those breeds. (dobbie fan too)... i'm heart broken for you. i will continue to read up on what you find out!

    I'm so very sorry for your loss.
    soft sighing wags to your pack,
    wild dingo

  31. We are so sorry to learn of Trixie's passing. We will keep the pack in our thoughts and prayers.

    xo martine & the kiddlets

  32. It is so very hard to lose one of our babies. We are very sorry to hear this news. We are thinking of you and praying for you.
    Twix and Mom

  33. I am so sorry to know about Trix.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Take care
    Lorenza and mom

  34. I am so sorry for your loss. We'll light a candle for Trixie.

    *sad kissey face*
    -Fiona and Family

  35. I just heard about this at Khrya's blog - and am so sorry to hear the news. Condolences from our family to yours...

  36. We just read about you on Khyra's blog. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful girl Trixie. What a gorgeous dog! We are sorry we did not know her. What a terrible shock to you and your other doggies to have Trixie leave so suddenly. Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy.


    Suka and K

  37. So sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful girl. We send you our deepest sympathies.

  38. I am so sorry about the loss of youor beautiful malinois. I hope time and special memories will help to soothe the pain of your loss.

  39. Khyra told us about your sudden loss of Trixie and we stopped by to pay our respects. She looked like a very special girl.

  40. We are so sorry for you loss. Someday you will meet again.

    Hamish & Sophie

  41. ♥ We are sooooo sorry for your loss! ♥

  42. We came over from Khyra's. We are so very sorry to hear about Trixie. It is very hard to lose oour loved ones. We are purring for you!!!

  43. We came over from Khyra's blog. We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Having it happen so suddenly, and without knowing the cause is so heartbreaking. You have our deepest condolences. May Trixie run free at the Rainbow Bridge. Godspeed Trixie.

    Holly and Khady Lynn

  44. We are saddened for your loss. please accept our heartfelt condolences. Even though you didn't get to say goodbye we know that Trixie knew that you loved her. What took her really doesn't matter, she is gone physically but she has marked your heart and the scar will be there forever to mark her memory. She will always be with you.
    - TBH&K

  45. We are sorry to hear about Trixie. We came to pay our respects.

    Sam & June