Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The Loved Bulldog
I have been putting this off because it hurts too much to think about let alone discuss it. So I am informing you all in case you don't know already and would feel better if people didn't ask about how Oscar is doing.
Oscar passed away last weekend. He died of a heart attack in his sleep. He was only 3 1/2 years old. English Bulldogs are very susceptible to heart attacks, especially if they are bred improperly. Oscar was not bred properly at all. I could never have another "bull" breed again. Too much worrying and sadness goes along with taking care of these breeds.
I am happy for times we shared with Oscar. I am also very happy that he spent his last few weeks with a better family that gave him what he needed. I am even happier that he is in Dog Heaven free from seizures and hip dysplasia.
What I am not happy about is the pain and sadness that I am left with. Death really only hurts the living.
He was our baby boy. The first living creature to love Robert and I ever shared together. His life was cut short because he was not healthy due to the conditions he was bred into. We love him and miss him so very much and look forward to seeing him again.
If you want you can share some memories of Oscar in the "comments" and we will be having a memorial service for him when we get his plaque made. Anyone is welcome to come. I will post the date when we have decided when to hold it.
But please I am not ready to talk about this yet. I have not been able to stop crying since Sunday.
If anyone wants to learn more about puppy mills and want to get involved in helping out diseased dogs from puppy mills please go to www.nopuppymills.com or www.stoppuppymills.org or you can visit my dog blog for lots of information on dogs www.doggonepawsitive.blogspot.com