Angel Cardi

April 4, 2013

This is a short post because it hurts so much to write it.  Last night we lost Emir.  I don’t expect to lose a 10-day old, 20 oz. puppy, but it happened.  He apparently suffered a trauma — perhaps his mom stepped on him.  It resulted in a clot which blocked his ability to urinate.  He lost 4 ounces in a 24-hour period and his tummy became extended.  I took him to my vet — he spent all day there where they drew 30 ml of urine out of his bladder.  I rented an oxygen machine (plan to purchase a used one before Nola’s litter is due) and picked him up.  We were trying to stabilize him for surgery.  I brought him home and allowed him to try to nurse.  His little heart stopped beating and he was gone.

My pretty red boy puppy is gone.  That’s all I can write.


  1. Laura says:

    Oh Penni I am so sorry….I know how heart breaking this was…sending hugs fro the Lyberty gang.

  2. Linda Rogers says:

    I am so terribly sorry. The poor little guy.

  3. Jill says:

    Oh Penni, I am so sorry 🙁 It seems to hurt even more the longer you have them. I know he and Joiner are growing up to be beautiful dogs together.

  4. Cheryl says:

    I am so very sorry, Penni! That’s a terrible thing to happen. Hugs.

  5. Mary Melton says:

    Penni, I am so sorry to hear about Emir. He and Joiner are playing together now and keeping each other company.

  6. Brenda Rojas says:

    Penni, I’m so sorry. I like Mary’s statement about him being with his brother.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of this. It is the down side of breeding dogs. I have been there and sometimes I wonder why I go on doing this when it hurts so badly.

  8. nancy says:

    There is an old saying, “You can’t lose them if you don’t have them”. I have been in the livestock business my whole life and suffer with each loss. So sorry for you and Dori!

  9. BuilderMama says:

    Oh Penni…I’m so sorry. There is some small comfort in knowing that Emir and Joiner have each other. Please give the Dorito a big hug from me. 🙁

  10. Taryn says:

    Oh, Penni, I am so, so sorry. They are such fragile little lives….

  11. Laurie Eno / The Daily Corgi says:

    Penni, my heart hurts for you. I am so very sorry.

  12. Terry Sattler says:

    Such heart-breaking news. Bless his sweet little soul. I hope you find comfort in doting on his brothers and sisters.

  13. Margaret Williams says:

    Oh Penni – bless you and Emir! Life is both beautiful and fragile – blissful and painful – and yet always worth it! Please accept my heartfelt sympathies.

  14. dawn says:

    So sorry, Penni

  15. JoAnne says:

    Oh, Penni, I’m so sorry. How heartbreaking.

  16. Robin says:

    I’m heartbroken for you and for Emir. Bless your dear heart and the hearts of these little innocent creatures.

  17. Maryk says:

    How sad, Penni. I wish I had some magic words to make you feel better. All I can do is send some virtual hugs to you.

  18. Holly says:

    I am so sorry.

  19. Kathy Buxton says:

    Penni, there are no words. Such a shock for you and all of us loving those pups virtually. Blessings, little red man, on your journey to Joiner. May the dog angel watch over you both and the rest of your litter!

  20. Kathy Schwabe says:

    I am so sorry, Penni. It is not fair to lose beautiful babies- so much heartbreak!!!

  21. Laurie R. says:

    Such a shock. Such a lovely, lovely pup. Heartbreaking.

  22. Aw Penni.

    I am so sorry. What an awful shock. So sad……