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What can I say about Belle that will do her justice? Belle was my heart dog, that ~one~ dog everyone gets in their lifetime. She was my best friend and my show dog, we loved each other unconditionally Add to that, she was a supurb representative of her breed, the consumate show dog. Belle is also the dog who was taken from me well before her time.
28th December 2000 as I put the dogs to bed, I noticed that Belle was off colour. I decided that if she was still not her normal self in the morning I would take her to the vets to be checked over. The morning came and she was still down. The vet ran some tests but said she was dehydrated and that was skewing the results. He wanted to put her on a drip, and retest her in a few hours. Being the faithful soul I am, we left her there and went about our day. I never saw her again, and she passed away before the new tests were ordered. Still to this day, I get teary thinking that she was all alone, in a strange place, when she passed away.
It turned out she had a silent pyometra. She had no discharge, no smell, nothing to indicate she had an infection. The toxins in her body caused her to go into renal failure, and this is what ultimately killed her.
We had her cremated and she now sits in my kitchen, watching over us all.
I think of you always.
RIP baby girl, I will see you again one day.