Email received June 8, 2010
In July 2008 I adopted a little black cocker named Mattie. She only weighed about 15 pounds but she had such a big heart and vibrant personality. When she was diagnosed with a luxating patella on her rear right leg I thought she would slow down. Because of her age, surgery was not an option. For the first two days I carried her up and down the stairs. On the third day when I bent over to pick her up, she looked at me as if to tell me she had enough of the coddling and flew up the stairs herself. From then on she was on her own. When I would come home after being gone for an hour or two, she would meet me at the back door dancing on her hind legs. Looking like she had a big smile on her face. Two weeks ago her blood tests showed that she was in renal failure. She stopped eating yesterday and today she kept looking for a corner where she could go to be alone. I knew it was time to let her go. So today she joined the rest of the Zablotski clan over the rainbow bridge. The clan consists of Puppy, Barney, Toes, Sarge, Pete, Honey, Maggie, Duchess, Rusty, Sandy, Lizzie, Harley, Babe, Charlie, Loki, Babe, and Jiggs, Breez and Kole (lovingly referred to as The 3 Dog Nightmare). These are only the dogs.
Mattie will be missed but I know she is in a better place.
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