Au revoir Judy – Bourrou May 2010

Our little wire-haired Dachsund Judy was in perfect health on Monday.

In the early evening we found her in a coma behind the house. Her gums were white and her limbs in spasm and I rushed her to the nearest vet. He said that she’d eaten rat poison. Neither us nor our neighbours use rat poison. She died without regaining consciousness.

We are devastated.

Notre petit Teckel Judy était en parfaite santé lundi midi.

En début de soirée nous l’avons trouvée dans un état comateux derrière la maison. Ses gencives étaient blanches et ses membres dans le spasme et je lui amenais en tout hâte vers la vétérinaire la plus proche. Il a dit qu’elle avait mangé du raticide. Ni nous, ni nos voisins utilisent le poison pour les rats.

Nous sommes dévastés.


31 thoughts on “Au revoir Judy – Bourrou May 2010

  1. I have read your blog without commenting for a long time, and I've loved seeing the photos of your sweet pets. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Judy was a beautiful girl, and she will be missed.

  2. I am so sorry. Brings tears to my eyes. You were lucky to have each other.

  3. oh dear i'm so sorry

  4. oh, the poor little darling!!! and poor you, for having found her in such a state! hopefully her transition to the next world came quickly for her, and hopefully you are able to shed the pain and live in beautiful remembrance of her sweet life.

    much love from kansas city…

  5. Oh I'm so sorry, it's been 6 years since we last lost a dog and it took me a long time to stop crying over her. Our laborador is now 11 and starting to slow down; I'm dreading feeling the pain of loss again. My thoughts are with you.

  6. Helena

    What a shock! So sorry for you and loved ones for your loss. Poor thing, it is heart breaking. Take care. Sending love and strength during a difficult time.

  7. Oh, sweet Judy!

    I am so sorry, and can only imagine your shock and loss. I do hope your other pups are safe and sound.

    Sending you a big hug.


  8. Sherri

    I am sorry for you and your family. I know it is hard. I will be praying for you.

  9. I am so sorry. It is devastating when a pet dies like that. (((HUGS)))


  10. heninfrance

    I'm so sorry and so sad. Poor wee soul. I'm sitting here crying for your needless loss. Cuddle in with your other babies and bless your little angel.

  11. Poor little Judy. I'm so sorry for your loss!


  12. I to am a big fan of your wonderful blog.
    My though's are with you at this sad time at the loss of your close friend.
    I think I tend to take our Springer for granted at times,even thought she is never far from my side, so your post has reminded me to give her an extra special hug when i see her tomorrow, as I have been away all week, and there she will be wagging her tail when I arrive home.

    No one can replace your Judy, but also no one could ever take away the most wonderful memories you have etched in your mind and heart forever.

    Steve (MR TK)

  13. Our thoughts are with you.

  14. Pauvre petite bête…
    Je pense à vous deux bien fort…

  15. I am so, so sorry for you and Fabrice. What a terrible thing to happen. She looked so wonderful in the photo you posted on TFF. Thinking of you. Sue

  16. So sorry about Judy. She was a treasure. And as far as how she could have gotten the poison..
    A far traveling rodent that ate the poison, an animal that had eaten a rodent that had eaten poison or a poisoned rodent that was dropped by a raptor.
    The poison does not go away until the cycle is broken. I am so very sorry.

  17. Anonymous

    I've been inspired by your blog for so long now without commenting…..
    I'm so sorry for your little friend and sorrier still that for all your very hard work, you are still harmed by the bad decisions of others.

    I hope that you and Fabrice are able to take some heart from all the people round the world who are moved by Judy's plight and sending you love and wishes.
    from Tara in London xxx

  18. What an absolute tragedy. Our dogs give us far more than we give them. Am dreading the day when my two go.

  19. So very sorry…

  20. so sad…

  21. C'est terrible de perdre un membre de la famille de la sorte.

    le coeur est forcé de cicatriser dans la douleur.


  22. My heart goes out to you both. What a tragedy. I agree with Tommo, our dogs do give us so much, unconditionally. May the memories you shared with Judy remain close to your hearts. May she rest in peace in your beautifull haven.

  23. Thank you so much all of you for your kind thoughts.

    It's really moving to think that so many people all over the world read our blog and care about what's going on in our lives.

    We think that someone was sick enough to put poison down for our dogs. The police say there's not much we can do without proof. We'll just have to be vigilant and not let this scare us into paranoia.

  24. I'm so sorry, I would be heartbroken if it were my dog, kind thoughts.

  25. oh wow sweety… I do understand. I cannot be there to give you a hug but really…. i wish i could. I was shocked! So i can imagine how it must have felt… ugh what a terrible tragedy. So sorry to read such devastating news.

  26. Liz J

    I am so sorry for your loss. How horrible. I would be devastated if that happened to one of my dogs, and can only imagine the grief you are feeling. Dogs maneuver their way into our heart and soul, and become part of us and our family. I am sure she will be very missed. So very sorry for your loss.

  27. Pleae allow me to express my belated thoughts and condolences to you. All of us doggy gardeners out here feel your loss.

  28. Donna Lynn Neil

    I just started reading your blog, and was so upset about Judy that I had to comment. The picture you put up of her is lovely. So very sorry for your loss, and that you had to find your beloved little girl this way. Don't know why people feel the need to use rat poison. I've heard of other animals that have been poisoned, both accidental and deliberate. The stuff should be illegal.

    All of the very best to you and your family. May you remember the good times with Judy, and may your pain at her loss lessen quickly with time. HUGS.

  29. my heart goes out to you.

    my admiration is great for your stamina and strength to move on. your love for precious judy is no less, your memories no less dim.

    blessings and comfort to you!

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  31. deep sympathy from one dog-owner to another


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