Thursday, September 29, 2011

Miracles still happen

Just a regular day or so we thought. Too much work to do at the kennels for Me and My Vickie to head to the mountains for a bit so the plan was to get Abby, Scrappy, Me and dear Jamie into the old dog van and head to the park during our break time.
Sweet Jamie loves loves loves to go to the park and play ball.  Even though she can hardly walk, her heart is so big that it will drag her across the grass to retreive the ball, no matter what.

We were enjoying a good game of "Throw it hard for Me" and "Toss it gently" for Jamie. 

 Abby and Scrappy were off checkin out the corn fields for skunks.

I ran out to get my ball when after an incredible high jump and catch I turned to come back to My Vickie when I noticed......Dear Jamie had just collapsed.

She was only about a foot from My Vickie and she also noticed the fall.  WE both headed over to see if she was ok when our hearts sunk, cause we could tell.

this was not just a fall, this was the final fall.

Jamie had died in mid run. 

My Vickie gently cradled little Jamie's head in her arms and felt for a heart beat.  There was no breathing, no heart beat,  Jamie was gone.

It was peaceful, she was doing what she wanted to do.  As painful as this was, it was also beautiful.

My Vickie laid Sweet Jamies head down inthe grass next to her precious ball and we all just sat there.

Then, suddenly there was a jerk from Jamies little body.  WE just thought it was one of those muscle movements after you died.....but no....not a muscle movement.

That darn Jamie opened her eyes with a jerk sat up and grabbed her ball in her mouth.   WE just sat there with our mouths open. 

Slowly she wobbled to her feet, turned around and dropped the ball near My Vickies hand.  She wanted to play.

She came back for that stupid ball.  Talk about obssesive behavior.

Follow Up Note:
       WE took her home and called Dr. Doughty who is coming over in a bit to check her little heart, but was not surprised at all that she had died and come back to life.  This is the girl with the biggest heart in the world and she knew My Vickie was not ready.......Not Yet.....

So here is the post we were going to put up today.  But it is hardly worth reading after what we went through this morning. 

My Vickie, KC and My Vickies mom and me went for a late evening drive to see how many of the leaves had changed.   Here is a very short video of what we saw.     Oh yes and the picture is of the great and wonderful BIG nosed golden leaping into the air.  Try that Mango man.....


Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon pennsylvainia.I was just passing though and thought id say hello. Richard from Amish Stories.

Sam said...

OMD - I would have been torn apart to see that! Give Jamie a hug for us - and Vickie too!


Mango said...

Bert! That was the best post ever. You should have seen my momma. She was like "oh, Mango, I can't keep reading this, it is too sad." Especially when she thought you would have to leave Jamie where she was.

Then came the really happy part and you know what? That was exactly when momma started crying. How weird is that?

Jamie ROCKS! You go, girl.


Blog da Mari! said...

That was amazing! I'm really glad that Jamie came back to life!

rottrover said...

OMD, Bert!! Mom's cryin' all over the place here. Please give your girls a hug from all of us. That Jamie...

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

2browndawgs said...

That is some story about Jamie. Hope she gets to play with the ball for a long time to come.

The Fall colors sure are beautiful!

K-Koira said...

Wow, talk about ball obsession. Give Jamie a big hug for coming back!

Ina in Alaska said...

MY heart about stopped as I read the post witheyes rapidly filling with tears. Thankfully sweet Jamie roused. Hope all is well with her, dear old gal.

The video and toe tapping music that followed lifted my spirits. It is such a riot to see Bert walking KC!

I see Richard from Amish Stories stopped by your blog! Lucky! He is so nice and I enjoy his blog immensely.

Sending hugs from Alaska. Please give Jamie a gentle hug from us!!

GOOSE said...

First tears of saddness then tears of JOY. I like tears of joy best.

"How can anyone feel anything but awe when minutes later the ball is laid meekly at your feet?"
-the monks of new skete.

houndstooth said...

Oh my goodness! That story brought tears to my eyes! Give Jamie a hug and kiss from us. And you have the most beautiful fall colors! Wowza!


Daisy Boo said...

What an amazing story! She wasn't ready to leave you all either. Best wishes with her and you.

<3 Daisy Boo

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I can almost feel the tenderness and the love at the moment you all thought precious Jamie was gone, and the joy you felt when she returned--Give this sweet, big hearted girl a kiss from all of us at Golden Pines!!

KB said...

I am crying... It was a miracle, both the peacefulness when you thought that Jamie had passed, and the fact that she came back to life and wanted to play ball *right away*. I can imagine your utter disbelief and elation. I bet that Jamie got a hug (or maybe a million hugs) from you when she came back!

Jamie ain't done yet, that's for sure!

Please give Jamie a huge hug and kiss, one from each of us.

KB, K, and R

Murphigator said...

Jamie is the sweetest little princess yet toughest little search dog you could ever know. She has taught all of us search dogs so much, although we will never equal her. That she would die then her obsessive compulsion would bring her back for the ball, shouldn't be a surprise for anyone who has continually thrown the tidbit she leaves on your shoe to throw; she retrieves; throw; she retrieves; FOREVER. That little lady has a will that rival's her beloved Vickie's. Run with God's blessings little Jamie. Glad it isn't your time.

The Army of Four said...

Our mom is crying. Jamie reminds her so much of our beloved Stormy. Please give her a hug for all of us, OK?!!?
Play bows,

Sarge said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, what a terrifying thing! I'm so glad for the happy ending with sweet Jamie. Never underestimate the power of the canine heart, right?!? Great ending and I loved that slide show...such gorgeous hills and leaves! WOW!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

JackDaddy said...

Just amazing!!!

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Thinking of you and Vickie and sweet Jamie.

And Bert.. as for the large are a search and rescue dog - better to smell with, yeah??

Update on Jamie when you've talked to the vet. Waiting on pins and needles.

Boon and company

Curt Rogers said...

It's not often I tear up reading a blog, Vickie, but you managed to do it today. I am in awe of Jamie's big heart and the miracle you all witnessed. Thank you for sharing this remarkable story. I hope she's well and has many more walks through the mountains.

Anonymous said...

What an incredible story!

Keep holding on :)


Finn said...

Thank you for sharing this story. I hope she has many more walks and ball chases to come!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, Bert. I am so glad you put the up-beat beautiful video at the end. I was feeling pretty down reading about Jamie. Then I read about the miracle recovery and then delighted with your love autumn colors and the song. Thanks.

Frankie Furter said...

YES... it IS a miracle!! I am totally covered in goose bumps!!! I can hardly believe that Jamie CAME BACK... It is such an AMAZING gift that you have been given. SIGH SIGH

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How many times this week have we said "miracle do happen" - OMD, our hearts sank to the very bottom when we read what happened, but then we smiled the biggest smiles at the wonderful ending. Yes, Jamie knew it just isn't time - she is ready for more fun time and loving from you and Your Vickie. Hugs to all of you from all of us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom too

Anonymous said...

Wow that is like THE BEST POST EVER!

Yeah Jamie!!! You go on girl!

No that is the ending I would ALWAYS like to read!

woos, Tessa

Wyatt said...

Wow...I had to read your post 3 times to get it straight...

Aire-hugs to Jamie, still more balls to fetch, Missy :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Amber DaWeenie said...

Wow...that post really brought back memories for us. We had a Min Pin who was in congestive heart failure. The vet really couldn't understand why she was still alive, but she was a fighter. Many times during the last 2 years of her life, she collapsed and we thought we lost her. But each time she would come back after a minute or so. And each time we called it a miracle.

Glad everything turned out OK.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Holy tennis balls, that Jamie must has 9 lives!

Maggie Mae said...

I beleeves in miracles too and Jamie coming back to all of you today certainly was one. :)

Maggie Mae

klahanie said...

Wow, it's all been said.
So, ever so briefly, I, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, send all of you extra pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses.
Penny xxx

Meeka said...

Thank goodness, Jamie is okay. Hugs from us to you.

24 Paws of Love said...

What a scare! I can not even imagine what that must have been like for you.

So glad to hear Jamie is OK. We will be sending out our paws prayers for all of you and that it doesn't happen again.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Bloody Hell Bert! (Sorry for the swearing). Mum nearly couldn't go on and her heart sank when she was reading. What an absolute miracle. Jamie, all mum can say is well done old girl. Still keeping your Vicki on her toes. Holy moly, crickey mikey and bloomin' heck. What a story. Try and relax now Vicki. Take care all.
No worries (thankgoodness) and extra love, Stella and Rory

Just Ramblin' said...

That was an emotional journey if I ever heard of one! Reading this took me from one extreme to the other in such a short period! Bless Miss Jamie...many hugs for her neck! : )

verobirdie said...

Oh you just made me cry. Give us an update when Jamie has met the vet. I hope that when the time comes, Jamie will go this way, in the middle of a happy move. In the meantime, give her a big hug.

bichonpawz said...

Holy Cow! My heart stopped when I read that!!!

Good for Jamie!!! Yay!!

LOVE the video!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

What an amazing story! We are sending big virtual hugs to all of you, especially sweet Jamie.

Tommy (and the rest of the Poupounette Gang)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so relieved! What a great post!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Jill said...

Oh my....our Comet passed away just like that. Incredible that Jamie came back!! I think that I would have been in great shock to see that. I would be hugging her all day long.

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness, Bert, you had me so sad and confused until I finally read what the "miracle" was. And thank doG for it! Please give Jamie and your Vickie a hug from me and Bella. I hope Jamie has many more ball playing years ahead. Warm regards, Leslie

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Oh my goodness Bert,

What a story about Jamie - that was incredible - we were all sad and then shocked and delighted at the ending - she wanted to play some more with you all!!

I hope she's doing well,

Huge hugs to all,
Your pal Snoopy :)

Remington said...

Oh my! I was crying and then smiling! I didn't know what to do....that is AMAZING! I guess God just gave her a little rest and then said "Carry on....". Big Newfie hugs to her!

Sagira said...

OH my goodness...I can't even imagine thinking that one of my died and then all of a sudden POOF they are back. Glad to hear that Jamie is okay though, get that ball sweet Jamie! :)

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

OMD!! We sure got scared when we started reading this post. Thank goodness Ms Jamie is still with us. How old is Ms Jaime? She looks just like Mommy's childhood doggie Fuzzy. Fuzzy was one of a kind but looks like she has a twin.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh my goodness! I miss a day and see what happens! Biggest hugs to Jamie and all of you. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!! :)

Happy Saturday woofs & hugs! <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)