My baby Pebbles........
I did not intend to purchase a dog in May 1989 when I was shopping at the
mall. But as I passed by the pet store she was in the window looking right
into my soul. After a tough first year, she had open heart surgery, we bonded
in a way I have never connected with anyone. Pebbles was #1 in my life. She
came to work with me every day, traveled all over the world, even went to
theme parks where dogs were not permitted. She loved her black bag. She would
jump in ...I would say "low profile" she would duck her head and off we would
go. She never made a peep when she was in that bag.
Sept 2002 she suddenly went blind. It turned out she had an adrenal tumor that
caused severe high blood pressure. After consultations with the leading
teaching hospitals, they all gave her 3 months to live. I begged her for one
year. She gave me 15 months. The tumor made her act hyper so it was hard to
see just how sick she was. I knew in my heart that the time was coming. 48
hours before she died I cancelled all plans because I wanted to just be with
her. That day, 1/10/04, I fed her roasted turkey, chicken, and corn beef, her
favorites....she had not had people food for 5 years because she was on a K/D
diet. That evening she started to have a seizure. We rushed her to the
emergency vet while I held her in my arms. She died 2 blocks before we reached
the vet. She knew, although I never wanted her to suffer, that I was not able
to put her to sleep. She took care of that for me!
I am very blessed to have that connection with Pebbles. Now I understand the
saying "broken heart". My heart truly hurts. I feel like 50% is missing.
Pebbles I miss you and wish that you could find your way back to me!
I Love You,