Trixie – Rest In Peace

It is with a heavy heart that I write this to inform you that Trixie passed away this evening. She was fine yesterday and now she’s gone.  

Trixie had been having issues with her rear end and/or girly parts off and on but especially for the last month or so.  She had been to the vet three times in as many weeks, most recently this past Monday. All tests she had turned out okay. She was put on antibiotics and another med to try to knock out any infection that might be there. She seemed fine on Tuesday, acting perfectly normal. 

About 11:00 pm Tuesday night I awoke to the sound of her throwing up. I looked up and she was sitting on the carpeted steps I built so the dogs could get up on the bed, having just thrown up on the floor of the bedroom.  She would then go in and drink a lot of water, much more than she normally would, and a minute or two later would throw that up. This went on several times and I was up with her most of the night cleaning and comforting her.  It seemed like she was trying to drink as much water as possible in order to throw up and get whatever was bothering her out.  She vomited mostly water by now but everywhere including on the bed twice. She settled down a little about sunrise and I was able to get a couple of hours of sleep.  When I got up I called the vet and we thought that she might be having a reaction to one of the new meds. They told me to stop the meds and see if she’d stop vomiting and to bring her in tomorrow if she was still sick.  

Trixie pretty much laid around during the day but it became obvious that she wasn’t eating and she was getting weaker and that we needed to get her to the emergency vet.  My wife got home from work and we put her in the back seat of the car and I sat next to her on the ride to the vet. I was trying to comfort her as her breathing was labored and about halfway to the vet, I told Pat to pull over somewhere because she had stopped breathing.  

We took a few moments and then continued to the vet clinic and they were as nice as they could be.  They will cremate her and we’re going to get a clay cast of her paw.

We are sad beyond belief and I’ve lost the best dog I ever had.  Trixie was so smart and so loving and definitely a daddy’s girl.  Trixie was about 11 or 12 years old, we don’t know for sure.

Hug your loved ones and your pets!  You just never know.




84 thoughts on “Trixie – Rest In Peace”

  1. I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss. I know she was a special baby. She was well loved both at your house, and all over the net.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss, having four of my own I can not imagine. Trixie is no longer in pain and waits for you just over the Rainbow Bridge

  3. I’m so sorry for your families loss, Jonco. Trixie was a gorgeous little dog and great little character, and I’m sure I speak for us all in the comments section here, when I say that we will all miss Trixie, too…

  4. So sorry to read this sad news…..I have been getting my funny fix from Bits and Pieces since about 2006 or 7 so have been able to see your pups become such a huge part of your family. Thank you for sharing Trixie with us over the years.

  5. I am so sad for you but hope you take comfort in how wonderful it is that you could be and chose to be there for her so tenderly in her last moments. I know her loss is very painful for you, but you have the support I’m certain of all your readers as they grieve with you.

  6. Gus sorry that you have lost Trixie. I know how much you loved her. Hope you can get back to normal soon. She will be in my thoughts, for dogs are often better than some people.

  7. So sorry for your loss, Jonco. They never stay long enough, that’s for sure. It sucks when they are hurting and we don’t know why.

    • I guess it’s fortunate she was only “hurting” for one day.. actually about 20 hours from the time she started vomiting until she stopped breathing in the car.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of Trixie’s passing. I know you are heartbroken. Condolences from the bottom of my heart.

  9. So sorry for your loss mate,she was certainly an adorable little soul.We always loved reading about her antics.

  10. So sorry for your loss. I know how much Trixie meant to you. I lost my dog about 3 years ago and I still miss her.

  11. Losing dogs sucks, no way around that. I’ve had my own losses and it never gets any better or easier to handle. Are you going to do anything special with her ashes? I had a glass blower out in california make glass marbles with ashes in the past. they get a gold loop added to them, then a golden chain goes through that loop, it’s absolutely beautiful

  12. It may be small comfort, but she passed away in the arms of someone she loved. Just know that you were there for her in the end. Some people may not realize it, but that matters to a dog.

  13. Jonco, I am so sorry to hear that terrible news. Losing a pet is the worse thing, especially if it is the best one you ever had. I cried more for the loss of our dog, than I did for my grandma or dad. My wife and I will pray for comfort. God Bless.

  14. I am so sorry. I’d like to echo all the heartfelt comments above, especially those that mention what a wonderful life you gave your devoted Trixie.

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