|Ch Prairielight Blazingstar Kini CDX WC JH RE SHDX|
This such a difficult and sad blog post to write..... almost a month ago we had to let Lupine go. She showed little to no signs of being sick and was happily swimming in the river just a few days before we discovered that her lungs were full of cancer. We had noticed some increased thirst and took her to our vet for blood tests. Everything came back normal, but then she started to lose interest in food, so we had x-rays taken and the problem was revealed. She had only had one bad day and we didn't want her to have any more bad days, so we said goodbye. An autopsy showed that she had histiocytic sarcoma that started in her spleen and spread quickly to her lungs.
We take some solace in the fact that she had had a great summer and was full of energy and enthusiasm right up to the end. Her solid presence in our household is very much missed by everyone.
Here are some of our favourite photos that show Lupine and her wonderful personality and temperament:
|She was an exceptionally sweet, calm and gentle flat-coat|
|She was a great hunting dog|
|She was an outstandingly patient and involved mother to her puppies and to all puppies we raised here|
|She was a High in Trial obedience dog and always had a good time in the ring whatever we were doing.|
|She loved scent hurdle racing|
|Swimming and water were one of her many passions|
|But most of all she was a loved and cherished companion. |
We miss you Lupine.