Rainbow Bridge – SWD Houdini (Hattie)

October 1, 2007 – May 21, 2012

We are always sad to report the loss of a dog.  However, this loss is very heartbreaking because Hattie was so young.  She was only four years old.  She became ill several weeks ago and got continually worse over time in spite of numerous vet visits and extensive testing.  She ended up spending time at the emergency vet as the vets there tried to get her temperature down and get her stabilized. But in spite of all of the efforts on the part of all of the vets, it was determined that Hattie was seriously ill and her adopter, Bruce, made the terribly heart breaking decision to let her suffering end.

We all know Hattie well as she was a big part of our volunteer force.  She spent many hours at meet and greet events and other special events winning over people to greyhound adoption.  Everyone in our group loved Hattie as she had such a funny and pleasant personality.  She was a huge part of her family as well.  It goes without saying how much she meant to Bruce and his family. This has been a very emotionally hard time for everyone. But we do know one comforting fact – Hattie had a wonderful and loving home.

Even though she went far too soon, she knew she was loved deeply. We will all miss Hattie but we know that she was the center of the universe in her home.  Rest in peace sweet girl.

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