Well, yesterday was quite a roller coaster. Our breeder picked up Molly last week in preparation of her upcoming birth. If you are new to the blog, we fostered Molly (an English Bulldog) and although she is our dog, the breeder retains rights to her puppies and the whole process before/after. So she was due, via c-section on Sunday. We received the text message and photo, the babies arrived! 3 girls and 1 boy. We spread the word and shared the news and the boys were so excited. Then, last night we received a call that something awful had happened. Molly died! What?! We are still trying to put the pieces together but from what I understand, the trach collapsed her breathing tube and she suffocated. I don’t have the full story but I assume it was a delayed reaction because she was obviously okay after the procedure because in the photo (above) she is conscious and nursing. I guess our breeder looked over and her tongue and mouth were blue and she had just stopped breathing. We are all so upset! We didn’t even have Molly for a year. She was hands down the best dog we ever owned.
Jim and I told the boys this morning and it was tough.
Gabriel and Garrett seemed to be okay but Grant had a hard time.
When you consider getting a pet, it’s part of the process to think ahead and know that at some point, the dog will die. Jim and I talked about that and how the boys would react when that day came and death comes to all of us, we just didn’t expect it would happen so soon.
Anyway, the breeder offered us one of Molly’s puppies but I just can’t go there yet. We are still missing OUR dog and trying to adjust to the news. Grant actually asked if we could have one of her babies but that is a big question. Puppies are a totally different ball game. We got Molly after she passed the chewing, potty-training stage and she was already calm and obedient. We’ll have to stew on that for a while. Well, I have much more to update but my time is short, I’ll be back to update soon.
Oh My gosh!.. Im so sorry to Hear about Miss Molly parton.. That is so sad! 🙁
The Loss of a Pet is Very hard, even if it was just a short time that you had her …
Will keep you all in our prayers.. Especially for your boys!
I am so sorry to hear this news, Brooke. I am completely shocked. The loss of a pet is very difficult. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
I'm so sorry to hear of your Doggy Loss. I enjoyed hearing about her capers as the other lone female in your house full of Testosterone. May she find peace in Heaven.
So very sorry for your loss of Molly! I know how difficult that is. They just become part of the family. It's difficult for us as adults and so much harder to explain and help children work through it all. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Brooke- I am so very sorry to hear about Molly. Even though they are 'just a dog' the loss is devastating! We lost our dog after 12 years and my kids were devastated. We actually ended up 'falling into' into another dog about 3 months later and made the tough decision to accept this dog as our new pet. Was probably the best decision – kids fell in love all over again and it felt like 'life' returned to our house. Kids still miss our original dog but felt our new dog was a wonderful blessing! Take care!
Brooke I hadn`t heard until today about your dog. They are very much a part of your family in every way. We lost our Shar-pei to his stomach turning inside out. A wierd thing to happen. I know you have to do what is best for your family. If you decide to have another dog maybe go to adopt one of the many poor animals left every year to die. We did and we have enjoyed the addition to our home. God Bless