We lost our beloved Poochie on 7/25/07. She died suddenly from what the vet called a “twisted gut”.
She was fine the evening before, playing and licking faces as usual. The next morning she was panting and her belly was very tight . Before we could get her to the vet, she died. This was around 9:15 am. The vet said we probably wouldn’t have been able to have saved her even if we had gotten her there.
We are heartbroken and miss her very much. She will always be remembered as our “smoochie poochie” because she was so quick with the tongue.
2013 has been a tough year for us at Kelly’s English Bulldogs. We lost our Captain Jack one evening when he was acting alot the same way Cookie did when she choked on the pork chop bone. I rushed him to the emergency vet thinking maybe he could retrieve whatever was causing him to have such a hard time taking in a breath. When the vet tried looking into his mouth, he resisted and began to vomit which made breathing even harder. Before the vet could do anything to help him, Captain Jack passed away. It was a helpless feeling not being able to help him breathe and watching his life leave him before my eyes. We think he had been chewing on rocks or something (as bulldogs will do sometimes) and must have swallowed one which became lodged in his throat passageway. We miss our Captain Jack and his ornery ways.
We also lost our Chip in 2013. He was my best buddy, always wanting to be with me and faithful almost to a fault. He would sometimes get to go with me to work and he would follow me wherever I went. He thought he was a lap dog, and I would usually oblige him even if he did weigh about 80 lbs.
One evening Chip acted like he couldn’t see where he was going. I took him to the vet and blood work showed him to be healthy in every way. His eyes looked a little irritated so the vet prescribed drops for his eyes. The next few days, his eyes were looking better but he still couldn’t see and would walk in circles in his pen, knocking over his water bowl and defecating in his pen even though he could go outside at will. He was not only blind but disoriented too. The vet said his eyes were looking good and he should be able to see so it wasn’t his eyes but some kind of disconnect to his brain. He either had to have a brain tumor or had had a stroke at some point. He progressively worsened to the point of having to put him to sleep. That was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make.
It was obvious that Chip loved me and I certainly loved him too. He will always hold a special place in our hearts.
We had to say goodbye to our Darling Dottie Doolittle after 10 plus years of enjoying her company and sweet (and sometimes kinda’ ornery) way. She was such a sweetheart and everyone that knew her loved her very much. We loved her deeply and she will always be remembered fondly. Rest in peace Dottie Do.
Zoro was such a handsome guy and healthy and strong as an ox. We really don’t know for sure what even happened. He had a tooth pulled 4 days earlier and was on antibiotics but was eating well and acting completely normal. I fed him before heading to work about 6pm July 3rd and he ate like normal but when I got home at 7:30am July 4th, he had passed sometime during the morning hours. He looked like he just passed away in his sleep. He will be greatly missed. RIP our handsome Zoro.
We had to say goodbye to our sweet Holly Berry after a little over 11 years of life with us. We raised her from day one as she was the last surviving pup of Cookie’s original litter. She was getting pretty feeble and developed a large lump so the decision was made to not make her suffer through treatments. We will miss our Holly Berry.
2/2/2016 – 9/13/2017
It is with great sadness that we said good-bye to our sweet Angelina. She was 1 1/2 weeks away from giving birth to her first litter, which was going to be six or more, when she passed away from pregnancy complications. She was such a good sweet girl and will be sorely missed.