SageHill & ChriMaso's Four On The Floor
September 29, 2008 - February 22, 2009
so looking forward to showing Clutch in the spring. He was my loving,
x Serene puppy from the "Road Crew"
litter. He had a huge heart, loved playing tug of war with Miter,
and adored snuggling and being snuggled. He may not have been on
this earth a long time, but I loved him as big as if he'd been 10
Clutch's short life stunned us all. He wasn't
quite five months old when he was viciously attacked by a bobcat
in my backyard. I heard a horrible commotion and ran out in time
to scare off the bobcat, but not soon enough to save poor Clutch.
It was a terrible sight to see. I rushed him to my local e-vet,
but was referred to a different e-vet who had more advanced equipment
and better technology. But even they could do nothing to save Clutch.
In addition to his tremendous blood loss, his jaw was fractured
in at least two places (one was extremely severe), there was significant
internal damage (his bowel was nearly ripped in half), he was in
shock, and they could not get him stabilized. He was in horrible
pain even with the pain shot and their exact words to me were "I
know this is a painful decision to make, and we could try to stabilize
him with IV fluids and IV antibiotics in hopes he would regain enough
stability to do surgery, but he's suffering, and I don't know that
we could save him." That's gentle vet speak for you need to let
him go so he stops suffering and can be put out of his misery. It
was horrible... he died in my arms, but he is no longer suffering.
Clutch's other mom,
Jamey Spowart of Sage Hill Kennels, loved him too...
I love and miss you my sweet little boy.... God
speed to heaven...