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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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RIP Nenya 2/16/2009

Monday morning I woke up, and went to let Nenya out of her crate, to take her outside to potty, then have breakfast. When I got to her crate, I was mortified, there lay my beautiful girl, lifeless. It is such a shock, Nenya would have been 8 years old this summer, and other than having Pannus, she was in great health. Sunday night we had a light snow, and I took Nenya out to romp in the yard. She loved the snow, and its been so cold, muddy, and nasty outside that she hadn't really been out for a good romp. I figured that since the ground was frozen, but not icy, it was a perfect opportunity. It had been atleast an hour since she ate, and she had already gone potty, so I thought we were in the clear, and I admit, she did romp around quite a bit, burning off all her extra energy, and really enjoyed herself. We came in the house and hung out, and around 12:30 I put her in her kennel for the night. Shes not the kind of dog that got into stuff, but always better safe than sorry, or so I thought.
When I found Nenya in the morning she looked like she just layed down and passed, but her stomach was inflamed about twice the size it should have been, and there was slobber around her crate. I didn't have a necropsy (?) done, because I just wanted to bury her and let her be at peice, but I do feel that she probably died of bloat. I feel quite guilty, because I heard her upstairs moving around in her crate, but I figured she was just re positioning.
So in memory of my beautiful girl, I miss you so much, and I'm sorry that I let you down.
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My sympathy to you in your sudden loss. I lost my boy Stomper 15 yrs ago to this before I ever heard of it. Hits fast and without warning. The picture you posted is so sweet! Run free, Nenya.

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I am so sorry losing a loved one is hard.
She will always be with you
May she run and romp in the snow always

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 09:26 PM
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Re: RIP Nenya 2/16/2009

I lost my GSD, Frank, the same way. He passed on January 17, 2007. I still feel it very deeply. I am so sorry to hear of your sweet girl's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time. Please know that you did nothing wrong. Sometimes, no matter how much we try to prevent it, they still die from bloat. She was very lucky to have had such a great Mom! RIP, Nenya.

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I am so sorry to hear that Nenya is gone. Hugs to you.

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<span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'> </span> I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful girl.


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I'm so sorry for your loss...this is one of my biggest fears.

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What a horrible shock for you. I'm so very sorry about your sweet Nenya. May she rest in peace.


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Re: RIP Nenya 2/16/2009

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my boy Baron 24 years ago on Jan 17th, same exact way. It still hurts.

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Re: RIP Nenya 2/16/2009

I am so sorry. Bloat just happens. It doesn't have anything to do with excercise and eating although people still want to believe that. I think we just want to believe there is something we can do to prevent it. It catches us by surprise and it is so nasty.

Remember that she enjoyed the day before she died with one of her favorite activities. She knew how important she was to you and she knew how good she had it.
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