Monday, June 25, 2012

RIP MONDO 2009-2012




Here is our beautiful boy. Look at those eyes. He was only 3 years old. We don't know what happened. The vet has no idea what happened--we have run through everything we can think of. Maybe spending a lot of money on a million tests might give us an answer but it would be too late to save him.

He was having a good day. Went outside, curled up in a ball and slept on my mom's lap. Then suddenly around 2pm he was shaking, wobbling, then convulsing. Within an hour my mom had him at the vet's. He had a fever of 108!! The vet brought it down to 104 with icy towels and introvenous solution--but she said it was too late. That such a high fever was fatal. He had been given 2 shots of valium and finally propofol--which she said was the last resort for dogs that didn't respond to valium. He finally relaxed. His eyes said he knew my mom was with him so she was able to hold him and talk to him as they gave him the final shot.
Mondo came to us with Mickey 3 years ago. We were supposed to adopt them out but my mom never did. Mondo was an alpha dog and so beautiful. He loved to be in my mom's lap and, fortunately, she had given him a lot of attention lately...not knowing he would be gone so soon.
Look at that happy boy. That is the way we will remember him. He had a very good beagle life. Run free, you incredible boy. You are with Bitey and Beau now.

48 sniff-Arooos:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh River, Mondo was so young. We are so sorry for your loss. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Raising Addie said...

tears... So young and went so quickly. How heartbroken you guys must be. We are so sorry. BIG hugs to all of you.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Lorenza said...

I am very sad to know about Mondo.
He was so young. But sure you gave him a happy life and he knew it.
Take care
Lorenza

Team Beaglebratz said...

From the mom - Dang there has been so much sadness in Blogville today. I am so sorry Mondo left so soon and so young - life just isn't fair at all - I never will figure it out why some die so young - I will never figure anything out about life. I am sorry I am babbling here - I don't know what to say except that I am sorry for your loss.

Run free sweet Mondo - whole and well forever more.
Kim

Oskar said...

We're so sorry about your horrible loss. What a tragedy that he was taken so young and so suddenly.

We are sending our love & prayers.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are SO sorry for this very challenging loss -

I'm sure Angels Bolo and Sadie have already snoofed Mondo and showed him around -

Thanks for sharing him and loving him so much -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll

Pei In The Life said...

Sending good vibes your way.

Pei In The Life

Zoolatry said...

Every loss is sad, the loss of your Mondo is especially tragic and we send gentle purrs, wrapped up in a hug to you and yours.

Mitch and Molly said...

How tragic. Our hearts are breaking for you. You were too young, Mondo.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Carolyn said...

So very sorry to get your terrible news from Ann of Zoolatry. It is heartbreaking to lose a companion and friend at any time, but when they are so young!

Please accept our sincere condolences xx

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Our purrs to you on this sudden loss of a dear friend...

Angel MoMo's mom said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. No words can comfort the sorrow. Please know that my prayers are with you.

Mango said...

Oh Mondo! It is so sad that you had to leave suddenly. Run free, little beagle and shine your star extra bright for your broken hearted family.

Mango

Brian said...

We are all so very sorry to hear about sweet Mondo. We know words do not always help so we will send you many purrs and lots of hugs. Run free sweet Mondo, run free.

Fisher and Staff said...

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Your tribute to Mondo shows us how blessed he was to live with you, and you with him. Those memories will last forever. Hugs and purrs.

Ruby and Penny said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Run with the wind Mondo.
Love Ruby & Penny

Agnes B Bullock said...

Our prayers are with you! May Mondo be happy at the Bridge.

Father Tom said...

We're so sorry to hear about Mondo. We feel your pain as we lost our precious boy in April.

The suddenness is what hurts so deeply and then, the loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mondo, run free, dear heart. xx

Hugs,
Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Tinker, Anastasia and angel Trapper

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are so very sorry to read of your beautiful Mondo's passing at such a young age. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,
Madi and Mom

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Our hearts are breaking. So many of our friends have left us in the last few days but Mommy says she bets all of you are at the bridge looking down at all of us and telling us you are fine and together. Iur thoughts and prayers are with Mondo and your family.

God bless...the Mommy

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear of your sweet Mondo going to the bridge - we did not know him but felt we must say we are thinking of you. We are thinking of you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

We are so very sorry about Mondo. Purrs of comfort and hugs.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're so deeply sorry, came to offer soft purrs of condolence. (((Hugs))) and kitty kisses and godspeed to Mondo. We purray that in time you find the peace you will need to heal.

Marg said...

We sure are sorry for your sad loss. That does sound weird but I am glad he had so much love during his short life.We are sending many gigantic hugs to you.

Susie and Sidebite said...

So Sorry for the lost of another Furend, Will see you later at the Rainbow Bridge waiting with that happy look!

Susie & Bites

Carolina Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear about Mondo. What a happy life he had wif you all! He knew you loved him and loved you with all his great big heart. His soul will journey with you furever.

Hugs & purrs,
Finnegan, Buddy & Jazzy

Lovable Lily said...

Another sweet Angel in Heaven. Run free my friend, run free!

We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

Hugs,
Lily Belle

Scout and Freyja said...

My heart is breaking for you as you mourn your loss. I know the absolute and immense pain of losing a young dog. Your heart feels like ice and you question your sanity. Please know that so many others are with you as you face the future without your darling friend.

Random Felines said...

We are so very sorry.....there are just no words to express it. Please know we are thinking about you and sending purrs.....

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Steph, we are so sorry you've lost another precious dog. Each one is special. Mondo was handsome. We send {{{{hugs}}}}, purrs and pawhugs.

Asta said...

My heawt is so vewy sad,sweet Mondo, I guess neithew hoomans now doggies undewstand why all of a sudden a deew fwiend is needed in heaven Mondo, youw life was too showt(Mommi says thewe is nevew enuff time), but it was full of love and cawe and you cwossed the bwidge knowing that, and now you'we wif ouw angels who welcomed you to that place whewe thewe is no mowe pain ow convulshuns ow shots ow anything..just fweedom to wun and play
wun fwee sweet boy
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is beyond heartbreaking. We are so very sorry to hear this news about Mondo. He is with Bitey and Beau as they chase each other through the meadows at Rainbow Bridge. All the memories will be in your heart forever.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are so sorry to hear of Mondo leaving you!! Lots of purrs, grrs and hugs from your TX furiends!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so, so sorry to read that Mondo had to leave for the Bridge. We know you will miss him so, but there were many furriends that greeted him on the other side.
Gentle purrs...
~ Anna Sue, The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Melody said...

So,so sorry for your sudden loss. Mondo was a cute dog. I can tell you loved him very much. You were a good human mom to him and I think he knew this.
God Bless You

Sending lots of Purrs your way.

DaisyMae Maus said...

So terribly sorry for your and your mom's shocking loss! Our sincerest condolences ...
DMM

Piappies World said...

So sad to read about Mondo. We have our paws crossed as we say a prayer for him. Our condolences from Piappies Mom and the Piappies...

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

LP said...

Ann of zoolatry told us about Mondo running to the bridge and we came by to offer our condolences. We know how it feels to lose a fur baby in less than twenty-four hours as that is what happened to us last year with our cat, Lewis. We are certain Mondo had a wonderful life with your family and that he was very much loved. We hope you take comfort in knowing that.
love,

the critters in the cottage xo

Team Tabby said...

We are sending our condolences and purrs on the sudden unexpected passing of Mondo. We hope in time your memories of your handsome doggie will comfort you.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

~E said...

We are sending love and condolences your way. Mondo seemed like such a cutie pie. I lost my rat terrier last year and I am sure those two are playing together and are in the best health. xo

K9 Katastrophie said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

You are in our prayers.

Licks,
Ruthie

Raelyn said...

River....
Sorry about your loss. Here is something fun to cheer you up!! ;)
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Kari in Vegas said...

Rest in peace sweet boy

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://www.dogisgodinreverse.com

BEAGLEDOM said...

So sorry to hear about Mondo, may he run free at the bridge with all those who have gone on before him.

Lots of Licks,
Bug & Bandit

Kess And Her Mama said...

I am so sorry for your sudden loss. Life is so fragile but I'm glad that you have great memories of the time together with Mondo.

Thor and Jack said...

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Thor and Jack

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I just came by to share some love with you.
love
tweedles

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Sorry to hear about Mondo's sudden passing. So young and such a beautiful beagle! My thoughts are with you.