We lost her. Our rescue family, our caring vet staff, her son, Washington … we all lost her. And we’re devastated.
Belle Bader was rushed into emergency surgery today for what we thought was a twisted stomach, but it ended up being her bladder. It was the largest the vet had ever seen and it was partially black. She was stable the whole surgery, but then suffered a brain seizure at the end. This obviously shattered the vet staff.
Washington was incredibly distraught when Belle had to be taken away for surgery, as they have been inseparable. After Belle passed, the staff made sure Washington could say his goodbye to his dear mother, but we know the next few days are going to be incredibly tough for him. And for all of us.
Please know we did all we could for you, Belle. Be sure to look after your son and help him stay strong. We’ll see you at the bridge, sweet girl.
Belle Bader writes: Our family had way too many dogs and somebody needed to leave. I’m not sure if we were chosen and if they thought we volunteered, but we were the ones who ended up at the shelter. Thankfully, we soon heard we may get a better future, thanks to rescue. I’m just glad Washington and I could stay together because we go everywhere together.
I am 4 years old, 69 lbs and I’ve had a few puppies. Dr. Larsen says I am in good shape and shouldn’t need a lot of work done. I do want to get rid of these tear stains in my face wrinkles, though. Everyone talked about how active and loving I am.
Washington is 2 years old and a big boy, weighing in at 72 pounds. He also has those nasty stains in his face wrinkles. He has some skin issues and his ears are infected, but we know Dr. Larsen will help get all those fixed.
You should know: Washington’s a momma’s boy. He doesn’t like me to get out of his sight. When we got to the clinic today, I let out a little whimper when they were examining me and poor Washington thought they were hurting me. He tried to run to protect me, but a man held him back. I know he just wanted to check on me. I’ll admit ~ I also cried a little bit when the vet staff took Washington to get a bath without me. I guess we both love each other… a lot.
Anyhoooo, you can see why we hope we can stay together, be fostered together and be adopted together. We heard it has happened before, so we feel certain it will happen for us too. How would you like to have us in your family?