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~Sassy Sue Hendricks~ August 8, 2001-July 18, 2014
Sassy's journey to the Rainbow Bridge came so fast. My daughter, Ashley, and I came home from a girls' day out and Jeff showed me a big spot of serous sputum where Sassy was laying, I just thought she had a abscessed tooth, so I immediately took her to the vet to get it lanced. I couldn't see inside her mouth very well, but did see what I thought was an abscess. Turned out to be a squamous cell tumor; aggressively fast growing (she had just been to the vet two weeks ago no sign of it), inoperable, and a horrible death, so I had to make the decision to send her to the Rainbow Bridge right then and there. The vet called Jeff at home to tell him; I was in complete shock.
When I was holding her after her strong sedative, she yawned and I saw the tumor. I nearly fainted, she never gave me any idea she was uncomfortable. Always so independent and such a happy girl. They let me hold her for a long time while she was sedated, just feeling her breathing and little heart beat helped, but it was so hard. Then I was with her as she passed.
Jeff and I have had Sassy since 6 months into our marriage. She was as close to our child as second marriages at our age could have. We will take her ashes to Jalama Beach Campground, she loved it there. Daisy Doo is getting extra love, and when we are ready, we will adopt a little friend for her from the rescue where I volunteer. Arizona Pug Adoption & Rescue Network www.aparn.org