I have some very hard news to share right now. Dale passed on to the Rainbow Bridge today. He was alone when this happened. I was at a funeral in Pennsylvania and my husband was at work. Rob came home to him, and he had already passed away on his bed. He was going to turn 2 in May. I am still in shock, I really don't think it has sunk in yet. We did not have an autopsy done. We are pretty sure it was bloat. His stomach was extremely large and bloated and there were spots of foam all over the place. Which is a sign of bloat...they try to throw up and they can't. The vet seemed to think that he was more bloated than normal, and though animals bloat after death, these signs just seemed like bloat. He was completely normal this morning before i left, and I know this can come on very suddenly...and is life or death if not treated immediatly.
Reguardless of the fact of how he died...my big boy is gone, and I miss him. I plan to write up a real memorial note to him later, but I just can't bring myself to do it now. Thank you all for listening.