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We received very sad news about Covey, who we sold about a month ago along with Ruger. Covey was not her normal self and later in the day still wasn’t better. So, they took her to the vet. She responded to IV’s, but not for long. The vet decided surgery was needed. They opened her up to find her intestines all twisted and dead. She died ten minutes into the surgery. I hear this happens to horses often and on occasion, dogs. It was mesenteric torsion. Everyone involved is terribly sad and upset–Covey was such a great dog and it was a very difficult decision for us to sell her. But, she has really enjoyed her new life in Georgia where she got out for a big run every day with the other adult Llewellins and to hunt! She adjusted well to her new home and has been a very happy dog, there. We are so happy her last days were spent getting to run as she loved so much and deserved. We’ve been so distraught since receiving the news and had to wonder if any stress from leaving here could have assisted in this. I can’t find any information at all to suggest this and all felt Covey adapted very well and was very happy in her new home. She was a normal happy dog one day and tragically gone the next.
In hopes of helping the healing over this great and tragic loss of “Covey-love,” Rizzi will now join them.
We hear Ruger is doing very well and has turned out to be quite the alpha dog. He is pointing lizards and loves to fish!
Covey, we hope you knew how much we thought of of and all the joy you brought to our lives. We wanted a better life for you and for a short time, you got to enjoy that life and be free to run and hunt and play on hundreds of beautiful acres! If there are dogs in heaven, we know you will be there hunting and running and playing and being loved, as all Llewellins deserve, but especially you–the smartest Llewellin I’ve ever known. . .