thankful for sweet beagle girl echo
when i woke up today, i didn't realize that by mid-afternoon we'd be saying goodbye to our sweet beagle girl. my heart is broken.
in december 2005 we adopted echo when she was approximately 6 years old from austin hound rescue. just a year later, we packed her up and headed to greece. she loved it there because she chased all the stray kitties and goats in the neighborhood.
ken was more of her favorite until i got pregnant with matthew and then she was all about me.
when we moved back to annapolis last summer we found out that she had developed a significant heart murmur. she went on heart meds but we knew she wouldn't be with us for many more years.
today ken went to take her on her morning walk and they got as far as the end of the driveway when she collapsed and kind of had a seizure. we took her to the vet and found out she was in heart failure and there wasn't really anything they could do to help her and that she was uncomfortable.
so we made a very hard decision and decided to say goodbye versus bringing her home to have another episode and die under distress. we were with her the whole time and it was very hard.
echo was probably the best dog that anyone could have asked for. she lived through a whole lot of life with us and brought us through lots of tears. i know everyone says that their dog is the best, but truly, she was amazing. we will miss her so much. rest in peace sweet beagle girl.