Many of you will remember about a month and a half ago I brought home a beautiful Collie(http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=23117) name Brandy - She was one of the most special dogs I've ever had the joy of living with! Sadly, 2 weeks ago Wednesday tragidy hit, and took my beautiful Brandy with it. I had finally got Brandy's coat unmatted and it was starting to look good again, she was able to get up and down without extreme pain, and was really starting to do well. The night before she passed away, for the first time I saw her actually run around the yard playing with one of my Italian Greyhounds, I'll never forget the joy of seeing Brandy play freely without pain at last!

Sadly, the next morning I woke up to a devistating site - My beautiful Brandy had had a stroke during the night, she was totally unresponsive, had no reflexes, she couldn't even hold her head up. I rushed her to the vet, we tried fluids and steroids, I kept praying for a miracle, but sadly, despite being given valium, Brandy started to seizure, and I knew that even if I could save her life, she's never have a quality of life again - I knew the stroke had just done to much damage, so I had to make the hard decision to have her put down. It's been almost 2 weeks, and still my heart is breaking! I knew she was old and our time would be short, but I was expecting much longer!!!

Run free my beautiful girl! You'll live on in my heart forever!!!