It is with a heavy heart that I have to share that my Zoe passed away early this morning. Zoe was doing fine up to late last night. She had heart problems and various other health issues that I was actively treating and watching with the help of our wonderful vet. I didn't see anything different over the past few weeks or few days in her health that would have lead me to believe something was wrong. Even early yesterday evening she was ok and barking in the kitchen for a treat.
My husband and I ventured out to an emergency vet who once I met I had no trust in at all. This vet was not sure what was wrong but said to leave her there and they would do this and do that. There was no way that I was going to leave my Zoe there alone with those people. I held her all night and made sure she was as comfortable as she could be. I am comforted in the fact that my husband and I were with her as she drifted away. As hard as it is for me to say, I believe it was just her time. K-8 has been waiting at the bridge for her since March 12, 2008. Now, they are together again.
With Zoe leaving us, it feels as if part of my old life with K-8 has ended.
I found this poem that I wanted to share:
"Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you...
I loved you so - 'twas Heaven here with you."