It is with great sadness and shock that I share the sudden/unexpected loss of our Ember (Doodle Bug). She suffered massive internal infections that eventually lead to septic shock while undergoing surgery to remedy the infection. It started with an abscess created by a foreign body either ingested or penetrating through the skin of her belly. She was only five years old.
Ember had the most delightful personality, a tremendous desire to please her humans and just plain loved life. Since we adopted her at 1 ˝ years old she started her bird hunting career later than most dogs I have had, yet her instincts kicked in and she gave it her all when in the field. She had become quite a proficient bird dog in a short amount of time. Ember was also a great companion. She loved to snuggle and she was always happy to get low and play with the mini dachshunds. She never declined a tug of war with Lil' Joe or Haggis...she even let them win once in a while. She never complained about anything, ever…even though she was extremely sick on that final day. Ember’s passing has left an enormous hole in our hearts and our household. She has also left us with uncountable joyous memories. RIP our canine friend.