We have been devastated to even say, but Dulcinea passed away on 8-18-18. She had eaten a rock, which was removed. Later, it was discovered that her gall bladder was full of gastric juices. This problem was at first masked, because we all thought it was the rock causing the problem. She had 2 major surgeries in 12 days ( C-section, then exploratory), and the whole time we thought she wasn't recovering quickly enough from exploratory, it was actually her gall bladder. Our vet was out of town directly after he performed Dulce's surgery, so we sought out help from another vet, but it was just too late. Dulce died in the back of the van as I was checking her in at the second vet's office. We never knew she was having this problem. It was masked by the rock, and by what we thought was the slow response from the anesthesia. She was my shadow...she is so terribly missed as we watch TV each night, and she is not laying on my feet. Her spot, where her dinner bowl belongs, so hard to look at this empty location when it's dinner time. Words cannot really express the hole in my heart. If you have a Dulce pup, you KNOW the sweetness that she exuded, because your pup has that in him or her. That's one great dog, gone from this Earth....but never from my memory!!!!
We bred the pair on Monday, and again today. We will ultrasound on or near her 35th day of gestation to confirm a pregnancy. We will post that information here in approximately 35 days!