Rick and I are saddened to tell you that we had Izzy put down last week after she attacked Telly once again. We are devastated to not have been able to solve this problem. Euthanasia was our last resort. When Izzy got very, very excited, it was like an atomic bomb of adrenaline going off in her brain. She did not know what to do with all that adrenaline so she attacked another dog. When it was all over, she was so ashamed and we were at a loss as to what to do. We forgave her time and time again because we loved her.
On the first day of camp last week, it happened again and Rick and I tried to think of anything we could to avoid such drastic measures. But that night God spoke to me in a very vivid dream…and I listened. I saw Izzy attacking a small child at the end of our sidewalk! We could no longer avoid the obvious solution. Our hearts are broken but better our hearts than someone’s child’s life.
The dynamics of our family have changed – we are all adjusting and we buried Izzy’s ashes in our pet cemetery behind the house. We will always wonder what went wrong with Izzy. We will never know for sure but doing the right thing is not always the easiest thing. We loved Izzy and we are saddened by her loss. Since I talk about our dogs so much, it was only right that I told you and explained the whole situation. In due time there will be another dog who needs us but for now we are grieving the loss of our beloved dog.