Monday, September 28, 2015

Dreary Days and Heavy Hearts

Some of you may have seen this portrait of our little Maltese that we got from an area rescue over 5 years ago.  She has been the only one of our pets that I've been able to paint and I'm sooo glad to have this portrait of her.  We lost her a week ago this past Sunday.

We don't really know what happened - we'd taken her to the vet the Monday before because she just wasn't herself.  Nothing we could put our fingers on but just not our CiCi.  They found the beginnings of an urinary tract infection and gave her an antibiotic shot.

She continued to fail the rest of the week and we had her in and out of the vet clinic several times.  She died with my husband and I with her at home early Sunday morning.  We were just shattered.

We got her from the local rescue not knowing much about her.  We found out that she had a very severe heart murmur and luxating patellas soon after adopting her.  She also had had to have all her teeth pulled during the quarantine time with the rescue.  The rescue would have taken her back after we found out about the heart murmer but we'd already fallen in love with her. 

CiCi went everywhere with us and was a great little traveler.  She was not a barker and never made a mess in a motel room or at any homes we visited.  But she wanted to be with us all the time and yes, had a bit of separation anxiety that we had only been able to modify in the last couple of years.  She was a love bug and a snuggler and only wanted to be close to her people

We are missing her so much - so much more than we ever thought possible!  The weather has been rainy and dreary for over a week now but it fits our moods - it just feels as if the sun will never shine again without C here with us.

CiCi, we love you and miss you!


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

:( sorry for the loss of your furry family member :(

Jan said...

Thank you, Jennifer. Believe it or not, your words help.