The daily life in 'the tropics', the high desert of the southwest and back to 'the tropics' with the hounds and a dog
August 19, 2009 - June 12, 2021
We're so sorry. You were Stella's earthly angel who gave her some of the best years of her life. She gave us all many laughs, and she kept you busy whether you needed the activity or not. We will miss her and find solace in knowing she is with her pal, Heidi. RIP Stella- you were loved by the world.
Thank you. Yes she definitely kept me busy. I have a fold of photos on my computer with the name "Stella's Damage", funny stuff. I am sure that Heidi and Sadie were standing there waiting for her.
Steve, My heart is aching for you after seeing your blog title just now. I am sincerely sending my condolences to you, Walter and Henry. How wonderful it was when you adopted Stella and gave her a wonderful home and life. May your treasured memories of Stella bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sending good thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Good memories and thousands of photos of her have helped me these past 48 hours. Thanks.
She was a beautiful soul and will be missed... Thank you for adopting her and giving her the home and life she needed when nobody else would or could. All the best in the coming days for you and the boys.
She was so kind and gentle and I had to pinch myself many times and ask "how did I end up with a bloodhound this good, why would anyone give her aways?" I was her 4th owner in her first 6 years. The boys are doing their best helping me right now. Thanks.
Yes, Stella's kindness, gentleness and sensitivity really came through on the blog and in the photos. That's a great shot of her with the dirty nose. :-)
Oh Steve, there are no words. I'm so so sorry.
Yes it is hard to believe she is gone. The vet thought she was much younger than 10 when he saw her a couple of years ago. She looked so good that I times I would forget she would be 12 years old in August. It is definitely different in the house with no bloodhound. The puppies are keeping sane right now.
Steve, sorry to hear this. No words can make the pain of loss any less. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thank you Russ. Yep, words don't help much although they are meant well. It's just hard to believe she is gone. Stella seemed so indestructible.
I didn't think she would make it until the 15th. At least you had the emergency vet to fall back on. She had the best possible life with you. Very few people would have understood her and tolerated her behavior.Expect to see another bloodhound when it's time.
I did not think she would make it to the 15th either. I remember telling the receptionist that I would take the appointment but I really doubt she would be here by that time. Yes, I don't know what I would have done if there wasn't emergency vet service, although I am not happy with their restrictions. There were many times I'd come home and see how she had escaped and destroyed things as she tried to get out from wherever she was, inside or outside. Then to see the look on her face after that, all I could do was remember why she was like that. I am not sure if there will be another bloodhound. I am getting old and it's hard to lift or help a 90 pound dog into the back of a car, even the Mini Cooper. So I am not sure on another bloodhound.
I am so sorry
It was shocking since she had a good week and even a friend told me Stella was looking good, knowing that the situation was. But it has been that way with every hound I have had ... things can change quickly when they are ailing internally ... sometimes within hours.
So, so sorry to read this news Steve. May the memories of Stella bring you comfort.
Thank you. There are a lot of funny stories with Stella that always make me smile. She was quite a bloodhound.
Oh ,Steve, I am so sorry your gentle Stella is gone. You were wonderful to her,I hope you take comfort in the good memories,-Mary
Thanks. Good memories and many photos helps.
I'm sorry to hear of Stella's passing. We have also had to let numerous pups go -- 10 at last count -- and every one knocks me for a loop. Such memories we have of them all, to fill the piece of our hearts that went with them.Renee in northern NM
It could not be said better than this. Thanks, good to see you stopping by the blog. Yep, memories and photos.