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Nena was 12 years young when we picked her up on February 13, 2011.  Immediately we noticed how affectionate she was and just all around wonderful.  We had just in December lost our 1st Weim, Jade, to old age and heart failure and thought it was time to help out another Weim that needed a home.  I sent my husband the email we received to see if any of the dogs on it looked like a good fit for us.  Nena was the one.  She was dropped off at a shelter because she was having accidents in her house and she was getting older.  Once we got her home, checked by our vet, and put on a regular schedule she was a delight! She fit right in.  She spent her first few days in the office with me.  She would greet every person who came in at the door to make sure she got her allotted petting in.  She would just walk up to you and lay her head in your lap so you could pet her.  She was a gentle soul.   Even when she was bad she was good.. You would think that a 12 year old who barely looked like she could stand very long certainly couldn't run. Well that was what I thought until the one day i came home during my lunch break to grab something from the house.  I came in through the garage and thought I pushed the door closed all the way (i apparently did NOT).  When I came back into the room I only saw 3 out of 4 dogs that were supposed to be there. As well as feeling a cool breeze.  Panicking I ran out side and looked around my yard for Nena.  I was calling her name and looking in the back and side yards for her.  I came back to the front to start doing a neighborhood search for her.  I then notice this streak of gray RUNNING down the street! You could have knocked me over with a feather! I have never seen anything like that. It is a memory I will always treasure.  She just knew how to surprise you!
On March 15, 2011 I got an email from Julie saying they had found Nena a potential forever home and wanted to schedule a time for the potential adopters to meet her.  With a heavy heart (that was also a happy heart) I called my husband to let him know that we needed to prepare ourselves to let her go.  We were working on making tentative arrangements for the meetings because she was scheduled for surgery on the 18th to remove some growths and have her teeth cleaned.  That evening nothing seemed unusual at first. Everyone had their dinners and we were all getting ready for our normal night time routines.  Nena started to pace, she couldn't find a comfortable spot.  Eventually she started to gag, and vomit but nothing would come up.  That's when we realized there was a problem.  By the time we got her to the emergency vet center, she had already bloated to where she would have needed drastic surgery, which they couldn't guarantee she would make it through.  She was humanely euthanized just after midnight on March 16, 2011.  As much as it hurts to lose her so suddenly and to bloat.  We are comforted in the knowledge that she spent her time with us in a very loving and comfortable environment.  We loved her from the moment we laid eyes on her and she definitely got to enjoy being the Queen of a castle.  Even if it was only briefly.  We will miss her every day and are grateful to Tri State Weimaraner Rescue for entrusting us with her care and allowing us to in the end be her forever home.
Lots of Love and Kisses to you Nena!
Your humans,
Monica, Rob, & Victoria .....
Your puppy friends
Suede, Slate & Joy

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