Hi: Thank you so much for posting even now...My lovely boy Patrick's last day was almost a year ago now. I miss him dearly...I too had to carry him for the last few months of his life.
Patrick taught me that Attitude Does Matter!!! I look at life differently just for knowing him.
Please let me know if there is any way I can help.
Oh I cried when I read your post, and thank you for replying. Sweet Patrick. Well I cry easily these days, perimenopause, the economy ????? LOL. The only thing I don't like about pet parenthood, saying goodbye. I pray your memories are all sweet at this point. Did you get another Boston Baby? I don't look forward to the day we must make that decision for Ruby, I pray she goes in her sleep peacefully and if she can enjoy life now for some time, though we've already passed the estimated time by a few years so we have been blessed indeed. Thank you again.
Thank you Nicole, me too. I lost my precious Ruby 10 days ago and can just now talk about it without bawling. I'm so "sick" of crying & getting headaches etc,...she also had Arthritis-actually the vet felt it in her hip when she wasn't even 2 years old, but it didn't bother her for several years-and that paralyzed her back legs, she was in her last week whining & sometimes crying. Aspirin helped it seemed for a few days but then it didn't. Her front legs were too cool to the touch, like circulation was cut off which the vet said was true. I took her in 8/31 & the vet said it was time to make the decision. I pretty much knew, but hoped for hope anyway. I loved her so much and with the "hospice" care near the last months & carrying her everywhere well it was just such a reversal to just have her GONE and no care for her. It's devastating but every time I think about how she was feeling physically I know the right decision was made. It's so hard to look at her corner of the couch when I pass & there's nothing there. Thanks.