"Ebbtide" wrote in message
> "MVD" wrote in message
>> Is it possible for a dog to grieve herself to death? My parents had
>> their little daschund die at age 10. There was another cocker spaniel
>> that was always with him. She died 11 days later after he died. I'm
>> wondering if it's foul play, or if a dog can really grieve itself to
>> death. Can anyone tell me if this can happen?
> I had a friend whose husband had leukemia. He was bedbound for about 3
> mos. teh dog was always beside the man. After he died, the dog just mopped
> around, wouldn't eat, and several weeks later my friend found Bubbles
> dead. I really think they grieve.
> Many years ago my mom had a canary. He loved my mom as she was home all
> day and he sang all the time. One Easter when I was a little girl my
> parents bought me colored chicks (remember those dyed chicks?)The day they
> came into the house and were placed in our sunroom, Chipper the canary
> went to the bottom of his cage, never sang or got on his perch again. My
> mom found him dead in 2 weeks. Some people find that hard to believe but
> it happened. My mother never let me forget it!!!
It would be easy for me to believe that the cocker spaniel died from grief
if there wasn't a cat that was poisoned 2 doors down from my parent's house.
You see my parents have a neighbor who lived with her father. After her
father died, the first thing she did was have his dog put to sleep. For no
reason. She has admitted that she hates animals. It would be so easy for
her to have thrown something over the fence since she is right next door.
And the cat that was on the other side of her, died right after the
daschund, and a necropsy proved antifreeze poisoning. My parents are older,
and too trusting, therefore there is no way they would accuse her, or even
have a necropsy done to see what really happened. I just have a real bad
feeling about all of this. She put down a beautiful labrador without
reason. This was her father's pride and joy. She's a very hateful person
anyway. She brags when she speaks of her hatred for all animal life. I
guess I will never know the real truth, by in my heart I do. >> Stay informed about: A dog dies right after one dies