So, just as we're getting settled into the idea of not having our AJ back, our beloved Bouvier des Flandres dog, Am. Ch. Amron's Zora from Eatonville, died unexpectedly yesterday morning. The emergency vets worked hard to bring her back from two cardiac arrests and to rectify an unknown abdominal issue, but to no avail. The feelings of loss hang heavily over our house.
Zora was only 9.25--our last Bouv was 14 when he died--so Zora's death is completely out-of-the-blue. We always said she's the dog against whom all other dogs will be judged, meaning, that while every dog has its own personality, we'll always look back on Zora as the one great, perfect dog for us. Protective without being threatening, dignified, smart, well-behaved, and very well loved, she was a really good dog.
Zora helped Mr. Handsome and me through the loss of our three babies, she watched over BabyGirl as she came and stayed, she kept me safe when Mr. Handsome was on his extended business trips, she provided a quiet presence and dignity. And she kept the backyard free of squirrels.
She will be greatly, greatly missed.