Fannie May was a Blue tick
coonhound. Fannie May and Sybil use to play very nice together.
What really made their friendship funny is these type of dogs are
generally raised for
hunting raccoon, fox and bear.
Fannie May loved the outdoors. she use to play and runs all day. Then by 8:00
-10:pm she would come in the house for the night.
February 22,2007 was a very sad day for me. Two days prior to that, she
hemorrhaged really bad. there was blood all over the living room floor.
I immediately to her to the vetinairian. The vetinairian ran
tests, did X-Rays and still did not know what was wrong with her.
They kept her overnight, and was gave her intravenous. Unfortunately
, she kept getting worse. She was getting very weak.
The second night, the vet told me there was nothing else they can do,
except put her down, but, they asked me if I wanted to take her to a
24-hours vet clinic. I was very desperate to save her.
In my journey to the 24-hour vet clinic, she had was on a blood
Sadly, the Emergency clinic did not know what was wrong with her, only
that she was getting worse. They suggested putting her down.
It was such a hard decision, but, I knew she was not getting
I loved that dog so much. I was so bonded with her. I was able to
communicate with her. Many times, I knew what she was thinking,and I
believe she knew what I was thinking. I miss her so very much.
I cried over her loss ever since. She was a very special dog.
The sad part is, I never found what caused her hemorrhage. I asked the
vet and he said he didn't know. He can only guess, that she had an "auto
About six months prior to her death, she starting having problems
urinating. sometimes she would whine a little when she urinated.
I had her at the vets many times for this problem. They blamed it
on crystals. So in December they suggested their "Science Diet" dry and
can food. She was fed this until January. Now this was the
time when there was all the dog food recalls.
When I asked the vet, if it could have been the "Science Diet" They
claimed NO. Supposedly, this brand of dog food was not on recall.
Just some of the "Science Diet" To this day, I cringe every time I
see "Science Diet Dog Food" at the vets.
So, I will never know what really killed her. I just wish they would
have checked a little more in depth when she was having urine problems.
I am just so sad and upset over this.