Yesterday we had to unexpectedly say goodbye to my best friend. Rest In Peace Iggy. Wherever you are is where I want to go. .
Monday afternoon Iggy tweaked her leg playing around causing ruckus like she always does. We took her in to the vet yesterday and it turned out she tore her ACL. She was supposed to be a perfect candidate for surgery since she is young and healthy. Not even an hour after I got off the phone with the doc to confirm moving forward with surgery, they had called to say she was gone. Near the end of the operation her heart beat started to drop and her heart ultimately stopped all together. After all their efforts there wasn't anything they could do. It's no ones fault and is just one of those fluke things that can happen. She may have had an underlying issue with her heart that normal check ups would not be able to detect. We may find out more on that soon. Hopefully we will get some results that will give us a better understanding of what happened other than "just because." She was my best mate. I thought it would be fun to name her Iggy so she would want to "be my dog." And for 4 years she did just that. She followed me everywhere, never wanting to leave my side. She was a smart girl, she would open up doors just so she could come outside and be where I was. She was my fishing partner, forest exploring buddy, copilot, shop hand, and so much more. She was such a spoiled little girl. She was my side kick all day, then at night she would curl up with Kate and sleep next to her till morning. She was Kate's maid of honor in our wedding. She was the best pup and truly one of a kind. I know everyone says that about their own dog. But if you knew Iggy, then you know. If you didn't know Iggy then you missed out. She was 100% unconditional love and lived for licks and pets. I miss her so much already. It's so quiet and empty in this house. She isn't here to be so excited I've come home. She isn't here to be so excited I walked out the door and then came right back in. I've never felt such sadness like this in my life. She was only 4. We feel robbed of our puppy girl. I feel she was robbed as well. We love you and miss you Iggy girl.