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Zoe: She Was Only 8 Months Old
by David J.
Zoe was going in for her spay operation and ended up in tragic death. It was not known if the suture had not taken or reacted to the anesthesia (as we never opt'd for the pre-testing blood work, but will do so from now on and pay the extra cost), but we did take her to an ER pet hospital as suggested by the spay vet, as they would have been better equipped. Upon hearing of her death that same night, the vet offered to pay for her entire expenses and a private cremation service.
We do know that she didn't suffer any pain as per the doctor's in the ER place, even tho' they gave her a pain med just in the case.
Zoe was purchased from a reputable AZ breeder and we drove to Blythe, CA to meet the breeder half-way for her delivery. She's been the family pride and joy for the past 6 months and well traveled in her short time with us. She spent time on the beaches and walking around Venice, CA.
She was my best walking partner (and for my wife as well), as I was just getting over a serious medical condition and one of the doctor's orders was to exercise more. With Zoe, it was daily walks thru the neighborhood and at times, the kids would take her into the parks and canyons, with sometimes me in tow.
Zoe just started to play in the streams after being a scaredy-cat and soon, the sounds of the water flow she wanted to jump in.
She will always be in our hearts.