Good Bye Darling Fritz

We took Fritz to the Vet as he went down on the floor this morning and was unable to get up. The Vet examined him, and found he had a tumor in his stomach that no one knew about. He never complained, and he never showed that he was in pain. I mentioned he had not been eating too well, and now I know that it was the tumor pressing on his belly.
This morning, the tumor ruptured and his belly was full of blood and he was bleeding inside and was dying.
We rushed him to the Vet, not knowing what was happening, only knowing he could not stand, or move. She examined him and showed us how his belly was like a water balloon it was so full of blood.
So, we got down on the floor with him and stayed as he got his injection and took his last breaths.

Our Fritz.

Fritz from Dackel Princess Maribeth on Vimeo.

In memory of our beloved Fritz
July 27, 2003-March 3, 2014


I have done mostly what men do,
And pushed it out of my mind;
But I can’t forget, if I wanted to,
Four-Feet trotting behind.

Day after day, the whole day through–
Wherever my road inclined–
Four-Feet said, ‘I am coming with you!’
And trotted along behind.

Now I must go by some other round–
Which I shall never find–
Some where that does not carry the sound
Of Four-Feet trotting behind.

— Rudyard Kipling —

You will be missed my darling boy!

15 thoughts on “Good Bye Darling Fritz”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Fritz seemed like the sweetest boy. He appeared so gentle with the little dackels.

  2. I don’t know what to say ! How sad ! He was such a beautiful and good dog, it must be awful for you and the house so empty !

  3. He looked so regal in his photos and was such a loving and good dog. I know you will miss him so. My heart foes out to you both

  4. Oh no Maribeth. I am so so sorry to hear that.
    It is like with Whiskey. I know exactly how you feel.
    Sending you and Jack a big hug.

  5. Oh, I love all the pictures. He was so handsome and such a good dog! I am so, so sorry for your loss. He is going to be missed! Thankfully I know he was met at the Rainbow Bridge by Katie. She’ll love him up real good and watch over him till you all meet again. Love YOU, Mel

  6. I’m sorry Mom. Thinking of you, and love you lots. Are you up for visitors on Sunday? Or would you like to come down? We are happy to drive to you…. Let me know–but I have Sunday blocked off so we can get together. xoxox

  7. I am so sorry, Maribeth. I know how much you loved your dear Fritz! He had a very happy life being cared for by you!

  8. Beautiful tribute to Fritz. Loved all the pictures. I’ve had to go through the same experience 3 times, and it never got any easier, but I’d go through it again. Take care, he was greatly loved and will be missed.

  9. Maribeth, as I sit here in the qantas club at the airport waiting for my flight home, I am in tears watching your lovely tribute to your precious Fritz. I know you would be sad today on day 2 and my prayers are with you and John x

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