Story told by Heidi M.
Wow, this dog was my heart dog. She was the outcome of a frozen semen breeding I did with my beautiful foundation female to a 13 year old male in California. The semen had been frozen from 1996 and she was born Sept. 10, 2000, the day after my birthday. What a gift. She was the most gentle, sweet, and ever the puppy, Shar-Pei I have ever met. I called her my golden retriever with wrinkles. Her mother passed at the age of 14 in March 2012. So she was the last of my Shar-Pei and the last of my Daphne, her mom.
Ursula had had 3 other cancer surgeries since the age of 5 before June of 2012. Grade 2 mass cell cancers removed from the rear leg. In June 2012 she went in a fourth time to have the same leg lump removed. In July a lump appeared on her elbow the size of a walnut. We went in had it needle aspirated and within a week from the diagnosis the lump had metastasized to 3 times the size. It began to weep and she was visibly in pain.
She was the nanny around here, my Frenchies and Pugs loved her. They would sleep near her and on her with never a cross glance from her. So tolerant and puppyish. I felt I could not put her through a surgery due to the aggressive nature of the growth. Sadly and with great difficulty we made the decision to have her put to sleep. That first week after her running mate my Ava, Fawn French Bulldog would not sleep in the bed she shared with Ursula. Needless to say it had affected all of us and all that had the priviledge of knowing her. She was such a precious gift, I am so gratefull to have had her in my life.
Love you smoochie!!
(Mom) Heidi, (Dad) Erin and the K9 gang, we miss you!!