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My heart feels like it has broken or has a huge hole in it, my very sweet and much loved Golden Retriever "RootBeer" collapsed and died yesterday morning.
She was only 8 years old and in apparent good health, had a check up and all her shots 2 weeks earlier. Seemed fine that morning, but went outside 1 last time before my husband went to work and collapsed dead in her tracks while running and barking at a lady walking her dog in front of our house. My husband tried to revive her with no luck, took her to the vet but she was gone. Vet thought maybe a heart attack or ruptured aneurysm. I am just sick with guilt(why didn't I see something was wrong, why didn't I spend more time with her before I left for work etc.) and heartache. She was not our first dog, but she was our first Golden. She was the most lovable, loving and loved dog ever, always mischievous and always playful. When she did naughty things(which was whenever she wanted more attention), you couldn't possibly be mad at her for longer than a second. I don't feel like I can ever recover from her loss, nor can I imagine ever having another Golden. I don't know that I could ever love another Golden as much as her, or without always thinking of her.
I started looking up sudden death in Goldens and found this site, I know others here will understand my grief.