Karlin I am so sorry that you and Desmond have lost Susie - she truly was a miracle dog, so many times you said to me she was in her last days and yet she bounced back time and again. I know she wasn't living with you but you were very involved in her care and developed a strong bond with her too. Your post is wonderful, it was good to read Susie's story again. Sad to read about Susie's passing but it sounds like it was handled as sensitively as possible, and it is helpful for those who have not been through this to know something of what to expect.
It was good that the Moduret gave her almost another year - such a shame that the new vets don't use this drug, it was a wonderful cardiologist in Ayrshire who recommended it for Rupert originally.