Monday, October 10, 2011

Bittersweet Summer

Hello, Miley here.  The past  3 months have went by fast with some good times and sad times as well.  Too many of our doggy friends crossed the rainbow bridge this summer.

My little friend Bisquit departed our world on August 9 after a year of on heart meds (Enalapril, Lasix, and Digoxin twice a day).  Mommy and Daddy got her back in late 1996 - a long time before I was born in 2006.   At the time, she was a 8 week old Boston Terrier/Australian Cattle dog (Heeler) cross puppy advertised as a Boston Terrier cross pup.   She later showed various mannerisms and the tendency to try to herd range cows strongly suggestive of her Heeler Mom (who had a litter of 11, a bit  large for the typical Boston Terrier).    At the age of nearly 14, she had a cardiac episode  leaving her with a severe heart murmur.  On the morning of August 7, 2010,  Mommy woke up and found her breathing very heavily like she had been running around, but had been laying down for hours.  It was Saturday and our vet's office was closed, but Mommy got ahold of Dr. Lyle who met them down there.  Bisquit did really well until this past Spring when it became apparent the meds were gradually loosing effectiveness.

Below is an older pic of Bisquit helping Mommy back in May of 2007.  She is standing by the orange stake along an old stage road.

On a lighter note, Mommy and I got to spend a lot of time in the mountains this summer.  We got to work along the Green Creek Valley at about 35 miles east of Yellowstone National Park and saw some pretty scenery. 

Hugs, Miley.