The purpose of this post is twofold. I need to say goodbye to a canine family member, but also want to educate readers about what turned out to be a fatal problem.
Our daughter's older dog Daisy, (on the right) was euthanized tonight because of a tick-borne illness called Ehrlichia. Dog owners will want to search on this word or go to this link, which is very informative.
Daisy was 11 years old this past April. She was certainly not a young dog any more, but should have had a few good years left. I would not normally post about the loss of an animal other than my own, since it's a very personal thing. But if this can prevent one dog from suffering what Daisy went through or save one dog owner the heartbreak my daughter and son-in-law are enduring, then I'll gladly write it.
Needless to say our family is grieving, especially my daughter, since Daisy was her constant and only companion for 9 years, prior to adopting Shasta 2 years ago and being married last year. We fear for Shasta's health and safety, even though at this point she seems to be OK.
Daisy Mae our baby girl, at The Bridge you'll be healthy and feel like a puppy again. Kelly, Puff, Mia & Shadow and Gracie are all there, waiting to play with you.