She looks so reflective--but she was just really watching the treat Dad had in his hand, lol! by Lahree posted May 4, 2011 at 6:41 PM I know some of you remember Ellie and I. We were active members at the beginning of Ellie's life with us and then I posted less and less and then stopped. Ellie had numerous health problems over her life--including going blind 2 years ago. She was 9 years and 8 months old when we lost her very, very suddenly and totally unexpectedly on July 25th. She was absolutely fine (to our eyes) in the morning and then suddenly she wasn't and we had no other options to us other than to end her suffering that evening. It all happened that quickly. I will spare the details, but she died from having un-diagnosed liver cancer lesions that burst. I know there are thousands of you out there that know this pain. My husband and I have no children. Ellie was our baby. Her loss is immeasurable. I doubt we will ever get another dog. Unfortunately, the cost of buying one and then owning one is outside of our finances. All of the emergency treatment that was provided to her to get her diagnosed and then try to save her, was in the thousands. I know that I would get support and understanding here. Thanks for reading my post.