It is with great sadness
that we write this memorial for our beloved Crickett.
We adopted Crickett and
Gizmo (renamed Chipper) in May 2004 (Dallas, Texas). They had been kennel mates
for 7 years. Both had heart murmurs and eye problems and were followed for same
by our vet and a vet cardiologist. When we arrived in Florida they learned what
a big back yard was, how to lie around and sunbathe and watch the birds and squirrels.
They also learned what love was and were always ready for a belly rub.
Crickett became quite a
lap dog. Even with frequent cardiac check ups, Crickett suddenly, in November
2005, started having lethargy and shortness of breath. She was rushed to our vet
and we were told she was in right sided heart failure. Tests were done and treatment
started, but she got worse and would not eat. Our vet suggested a new heart drug
(not yet FDA approved in the USA) It was to improve Crickett's quality of life
but would not change the outcome.
We sent to Canada and got
the new drug (with FDA approval). It arrived and we started the Vetmedin (Pimobendan
bid) we saw great improvement overnight. She could even eat again. All through
the treatment her buddy Chipper was always at her side.
Suddenly on December 31,
2005 Crickett collapsed and was rushed to the vet. We lost our beloved Crickett
and we miss her very much. She will forever be in our hearts. She was a wonderful
Mamas: Donna Barbarick and