Saturday, September 13, 2008

I'm losing my lovely doggie
Thorn...the best mate ever.


The first photos were taken early this year...

there he was chipper and healthy apart fro a big lump on his shoulder (its not malignant)










In the past month I have realised he didn't seem to want to eat much nor drink

















I needed to go and spend a few days with our eldest Melissa this week and left him with some really good people


they hand fed him... hand watered him...


But now he couldn't care less...and have been trying all day to coax him to eat a bit of chicken or whatever....


He's happy enough... not in pain as the vet told me the damage is spinal cord not spinal as in vertebrae, so no pain in the back legs where the problem is...He has a partial analysis of the throat because the non malignant lump on his shoulder is pressing on the nerve which this affects...


ah well...he's fourteen and making a choice that most of us humans are too cowardly to make...


but I am going to miss him so much and grieve for him. He has sat near my feet every night almost since Don died.

I have talked to him like he knew English and all of that...

What buggers me is that in an eighteen month period I lose my 20 year old cat that I loved dearly, my lovely husband that I loved even more and now my dog. I know its not much compared to most but I feel devastated watching him go, knowing too well that soon he will be just ...gone. I am not feeling sorry for myself but some people seem to have so much and be surrounded by family and kids and grand kids...but my only companion has to be taken...sorry people but it doesn't feel fair... i know life is not meant to be fair, usually quoted by those who have so much... but for some of us it seems too unfair.
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8 comments:

Cazzie!!! said...

So sorry to read about your lovely Thorn..he knows he is loved, just keep on talking to him ..huggs to you.

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

You have had more than your fair share of hurt and sadness... Hugs to you... I am sorry to hear about Thorn... but nice to know he is in no pain...

Mom said...

I am so sorry. You are being hugged now as hurt with you for this lovely dog and companion.()
No, it isn't fair and it does hurt.

Anne said...

Not fair at all. I feel for you. Last year we had to put our 14 golden retriever girl down and it was heartbreaking. Especially hard for you with all you've gone through.

MeHereNow said...

That is really a tough amount of loss for anyone. I'm sorry.

*cyber hugs*

cs said...

Oh my sweet friend MC....this brings more ache in my heart. You have your share of losses more than most this year. Losing your pup is like losing your mate. They are like our children. I am so sorry friend. God is closing many doors---and He will surely open many new ones. In the meantime, I pray for your healing and comfort.

FoxyMoron said...

I have tears in my eyes for your pain Therese, I am so sorry to hear that you are losing Thorn. Life isn't fair and you are allowed to feel sorry for yourself.
I think that sometimes the importance of pets in our lives is minimised somewhat. They are not just dumb animals they are loved and treasured family members.
Wish I could hug you and sit with you while you told me "Thorn" stories.

Middle Child said...

Thank you all... my old dog has now gone where the grass grows wild and tall, and bones are big, and balls are thrown high so he can leap up as he once did and catch them mid air...