Rest in peace dear, sweet Sassy.
She wasn’t quite herself for a few days while we were winding up our five week stay in the Montrose, Colorado area but we thought she was having a re-occurrence of altitude sickness since we’ve had her at 13,000 feet elevation while Jeeping in the San Juan mountains. We returned home September 9 and she seemed okay and was eating. On September 10, she had breakfast, was a little lethargic but still managed to jump up the five steps up into the coach. Jane noticed she was having labored breathing and made an appointment for the vet late in the afternoon. After lunch Sassy was much worse and we sped her to the vet (25 miles away) and Sassy passed away about ten minutes before we reached the vet’s office.
She had a good checkup in April and seemed healthy, for her to expire so quickly was (and is) a shock to us and the veterinarian. The guess as to the cause of death was some kind of cardiovascular problem, she might have thrown a blood clot. The good news in this situation is that she didn’t suffer and had a great, full and happy life.
Sassy loved to play fetch and John made it a point to play with her every day after lunch whenever possible, she loved to play so much she would keep it up until her tongue turned purple. Sassy loved the water and would never miss an opportunity to jump into a swimming pool, pond, stream or one of our water troughs we keep for the ranch animals.
Sassy was the breeder’s (Overo Pembroke Welsh Corgis) first champion (and an international champion) and had more accolades and accomplishments than many members of congress. She was our “kid” and like all kids she required a lot of ‘maintenance’ and was naughty at times (like rolling around in deer or rhea bird poop) but she gave back ten fold in companionship and love.
Please enjoy along with us the many, many fond memories of Ch. Overo Finished With Style, PT CGC (Sassy.)