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Mae has gone to the bridge

Ch Absolut Bullmarket Ezmerelda - Mae

Mae Mae

Ch Absolut Bullmarket Ezmerelda
July 25, 2001 – February 8, 2011

We knew Mae didn’t have a lot of time left. Her degenerative myelopathy had been accelerating in the last month or so, and her mobility was almost non existent. Just after Christmas, I wondered if we were actually there, but when I sat down next to Mae, she wrestled with me, nibbling on my finger tips and rolling over for a belly rub. You just don’t put down a dog who still has a wrestling match left in her.

This afternoon, I heard a God awful sound coming from the living room. Mae was having a seizure, and was obviously terrified. Even after it ended, she was shaky and frightened. I took her in to the vet immediately, and she seized twice in the car on the way there, once more on the table at the vet’s office.

There really wasn’t another choice to make, when death is so clearly a release from pain and fear.

I would like to believe that there is a bridge, and that Mae and all of my other dogs are there. Mae, like Tessa, will once more be running free and fast, only stopping to flop down on the ground for a nap and a head scratch.

I would like to believe that one day, we’ll get to see them all again, all of our old dogs, all the puppies we ever lose, all the rescues we’ve lost, all the animals who’ve touched our lives. If there is a heaven, and my animals aren’t waiting for me in it, then it’s not a place I could ever want to spend eternity in.

15 replies
  1. Kristina Stratton
    Kristina Stratton says:

    God speed Mae Mae. RIP pain free and free of all fear. You were so very loved and you will be so very missed.

  2. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    So sorry for you loss of Mae especially so soon after the birth of your new precious pups. Run free Miss Mae.

  3. Susan
    Susan says:

    ((Carol)) I’m sorry. Even when it is clear what we have to do, saying goodbye is hard – but watching them in terrible suffering is harder.

    Despite my cynicism, I hope against hope we will see them again in the end.

  4. Kari
    Kari says:

    So sorry to hear the time had finally come.. but we can take solace that she is no longer in any pain.. Now go hug your tiny wittle puppies and let them bring a smile to your face

  5. Laurie
    Laurie says:

    Carol I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure she is in a better place free from pain and fear. God speed Mae, rest in peace.

  6. Dreamcatcher
    Dreamcatcher says:

    This made me cry (a couple times actually). She looks just like my beautiful frog, who is only a year and a half old. I know Mae’s legacy lives on in your heart, and in every Frenchie who shares some of her wonderful traits.

  7. alex
    alex says:

    I am so sorry you have had too many losses lately and i am sorry your heart hurts so much. You will be reunited. i do BELIEVE this. i believe i have had proof but hey i am from Calif so everything i say is suspect! love to you and Delilah also.

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