With a broken heart I write this post today..
On the eve of Thanksgiving my family and I found ourselves having to say our final goodbye to our dearly loved & cherished Tibetan mastiff Miss Chloe.
12 -23-06 * 11- 23- 16
Tuesday evening my husband looked at her ears inside, uses some liquid ear cleaner on a cotton pad and rubbed her ears inside and found fresh blood. A flag for concern...
On Wednesday at noon we took her into the vet for apt. to see why she had been pawing at her face over the last month near her eyes, it seemed something was irritating the area. She scratched so hard it was bleeding & it wouldn't heel over. We thought maybe she had something going on there.
We thought we would probably be getting some antibiotics & a maybe an ear wash and we would bring her home.
Long story short...the vet did some tests and found our her red blood count was almost depleted & her blood wasn't coagulating. They gave us her samples & paperwork with a referral to a animal hospital for a specialist, they said go now...
Bottom line the vet aid she couldn't be saved, she was bleeding internally. Her immune system was attacking itself.
We asked if we could bring her back home for a few hours to be with her and let her be with Lincoln our Saint Bernard. We hoped he would sense something and maybe it will help him later.
My oldest son lives out of state and it broke our heart to make that call....omg so extremely difficult give him the news and explain the situation.
He was an important part of her life too...This was his dog so much, he found the breeder and led the descioson in getting her from the beginning...
We skyped with him so he could see her as we gathered around on the floor with both dogs..
Later that evening we said goodbye....
The first time we saw her... getting her ready to come home with us.
Quiet & sweet
Late in the spring her thick winter coats gets ready to shed for summer.
She was a friend and mentor to our Lincoln, whom I believe showed him the ropes and gave him confidence... he is almost blind.
Tibetan Mastiffs are a unique breed.
Chloe was noble
she pranced like royalty
walked like a model
proud, quiet and elegant
She was amazing guardian...
She knew her natural primitive role..
She guarded us, our friends, our property, Lincoln and our hearts.
She was so beautiful...one of a kind.
We will ring the bell for her this Christmas...
We miss her dearly we loved her immensely.
Sweet dreams we love you....Miss Chloe..