Dexter (Do-Do, Doody, Doody Brain),|
I can't believe you are gone. I can't stop crying.
We saw you in the pet store at the Rockaway Mall 13 years ago this month, met you, fell in love with you, and brought you home. You were my very first basset hound. A week later we got your sister Lexy. You two were thick as thieves till we lost her 2 1/2 years ago. I had brought you in the bedroom at night after we lost Hannah. You were my shadow. You wanted to be everywhere I was all the time. You were always looking for your mama. You use to love being in the living room with me every night till you got antsy and started to pace because you wanted your big bone and go to bed. Tonight I can't say goodnight to you. You hated to go for your accupuncture, but it helped you walk. You liked when we would go to McDee's and DQ and eat in the truck. Every dog or foster dog I brought home, you let them know you were boss. When they got in your face you let them know. In the summer you would go in the pool and you would swim to the ladder. When you were younger you loved to play fetch and bring whatever it was back to me and you loved your woobies.
For the past two nights you had gotten up and seemed uncomfortable, breathing fast and heavy. This morning it was worse so mommy and daddy took you to see Dr. Sue. They took an x-ray and they said you had a lot of gas and everything looked normal and was where it should be. She said to go home and give you a GasX which we did. I thought you would be ok and like a fool, went to work then daddy called me a few hours later to say you passed in the yard. I couldn't believe it. I am so sorry Do-Do. I don't know if we did something wrong or missed something. I hope it wasn't BLOAT, but we will never know now. I had regretted getting the chewables and don't know if it really mattered.
I hope all your brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, Nanny, Pop-Pop, Grandma, and Grandpa greeted you at the bridge. I see you everywhere. Please look down on us and give us a sign that you are okay. Be happy in your new home until we meet again, sweet boy. I will always love and miss you!
Mommy, Daddy, and All Your Furry Brothers and Sisters
6/16/18 - My sweet Do-Do, it's one (1) year we lost you today. I still can't believe it. I wish I didn't feed you that morning so maybe something would have shown up on the xray. I also wish we would have done a chest xray because I had started to think it may have been your heart that took you. I regret now that I did not take you to a cardiologist. We had an echo done but they said it wasn't too bad but put you on vetmedin. I wish we would have followed with xrays. I am so sorry Dexter. I should have stayed home from work that day. I never thought in a million years I would lose you that day. Your were my baby boy and I miss you very much! Jesse has taken over your bed and Toby sleeps in the bedroom too. I lit a candle every month for you sweet boy. Now Moby has cancer. I think he will be joining all of you soon. Please greet him and help him along the way. You all have a special place in mommy's heart but you, Hannah, and Huckles followed me everywhere and were extra special. We will all be together some day. Please give me some kind of sign that you are okay. Mommy and daddy love an miss you very much!
Mommy, Daddy, and all your Brothers and Sisters