Today is such a sad, sad day. Today is the day our beloved dog Roussy passed away.
This morning around 10 am Roussy was outside. She was sitting in the sunshine, something she really loved doing. I was outside with her and hugged her before I went upstairs to put something away and use the bathroom.
I must have been away for 4 to 5 minutes. When I got back I didn’t see her anymore so I went outside looking for her. I couldn’t find her at first till my eye caught something white in the pond. It was Roussy. I immediately pulled her out of the water but she wasn’t breathing then. I tried to massage her heart but it was too late.
After 5 to 10 minutes I called R. who was at his work and told him what happened. He came straight home. While I was waiting for him I sat with her on the couch hugging and kissing her. Her eyes were open and it looks like she was sleeping with her eyes open.
After R. got home he sat with her for a while too and then we called the vet. They told us to bring Roussy to them and they would take care of everything. So we did and said our final goodbye to her.
It is possible that she had a heartattack or a stroke as the vet says, which caused that she felt in the pond. But she was also blind, deaf and had not much coordination left where she was so she could walked in by herself too. We shall never know and it doesn’t matter: she’s gone.
Tonight the people of the pet crematorium will pick her up and she will have a personal cremation. After that her ashes will be send back to us and we will find a nice spot in the garden in the sunshine for her final resting place.
I’ve been crying all day, all I can see is her lying in the pond and blame myself that I left her alone.
Roussy was 16,5 years old and has been with us for 11 years and 3 months and she will be missed so much.
Goodbye dear Roussy! We love you!