Sad Day…

I’m sitting here, waiting to take my pair of elderly dogs in to the vets for the last goodbye.

It’s really very sad, just sort of a dreadful pain at waiting. It was the earliest appointment we could get for a Monday morning.

On Friday, Gypsy had a bad seizure/stroke and though I thought she might be doing somewhat alright afterwards, walking, acting fairly normalish… she really just was not coming through it all well by Sunday night. She was walking tilted and had very poor control on her right side of her body. She just really doesn’t seem to know what is up, and we’ve been carrying her back and forth outside, and she was wetting herself and just, well, not good. A vet tech friend of ours helped us through some of the questions and said it was just not something there was much that could be done with a very elderly old dog.

And this morning, Dingo just lost most of the ability to walk, his bodily controls were gone, and he is just so feeble and unable to stand for more than a few minutes. He’s blind, deaf and we just can’t keep any weight on him, he’s just wasting away.

It seems ironic, in some weird way that both of them should suffer serious health setbacks within a few days of each other. I guess it’s fitting, they have been together most of their lives, so I think it’s probably best that they go together. Weird, but in a way, I think it will be better for everyone, to have to have a big smack of grief instead of doing this twice, and so likely, within day or weeks of each other.

They say, you always know when it’s “time” and until this weekend, I was hopeful that they were doing fairly okay, at least seemed to be enjoying life and capable of handling potty time and getting up and down to go out, lots of treats, sleeping and such. It wasn’t time yet. But the last 48 hours it’s all just come crashing down around us, and it’s so apparent, that it’s time now.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers around 2:30… this is going to be a really rough and sad day.


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Sad Day… — 13 Comments

  1. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    This kind of day sucks no matter what. I am sorry for your loss! But remember the joy they brought you and the joy you brought to their lives. And the fact that their end will come gently and surrounded with love. {{{{hugs}}}}}

  2. It’s very hard indeed but someone once said to me about this matter: “I’m glad I’m able to give them comfort instead of pain”. That’s what you are doing today. We did this about a year ago and another time before and it’s very tough to do, for sure. I’ll be praying for you.

  3. So so sorry for your lose Sherri there is nothing..more sad than a lose of a pet..but you know they are suffering..and you was blessed to have them for many years. You know in you heart you and the girls gave these wonderful pets the best life ever..feel good about that..they are going “home” together..and someday..when you see them again..and maybe even now..if you look out among you new see them again as puppies ..running and jumping and enjoying life as young pups.

    I pray for the healing for you and your must be unbearable..GOD bless…


  4. So sorry for your losses.
    It doesn’t help, but my elderly dog did the same things, looked like a seizure, fell back and wet himself. It was heart disease, and from the point they do that, there is essentially no turning back, so know within yourself you are doing the right thing.

  5. I’m very sorry to hear this as well. I know exactly how you feel right now, last week I lost my almost 15 year old pomeranian, I’d had her since she was 7 weeks old. I still can’t talk about it but wanted to let you know you’re not alone.

  6. So sorry to hear this….but I have to wonder, since this happened at the same time, did they get into something poisionous on the farm? Some old rat poison somewhere? Did they eat a poisoned rat?

    My old dog (13 yrs old) had a stroke…we never had a chance to say good bye, it was very sudden and quick. Still miss the old gal. It’s never easy when the time is here.

    So sorry :(

  7. I’m so sorry to hear about this. I’ve been reading your blog for such a long time a part of me feels like I’m losing my own dogs. Just know that all of your loyal readers are feeling your pain right now and we’d all take a part of it if we could.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear this. Unfortunately I know exactly how you feel today. We’re praying for your family and for your babies.

  9. I’m so sorry, Sherri. I know that they are loved still and I know this was one final loving gift to give them, their freedom from pain and age. They will always be part of the family.