Sunday, February 22, 2015

Well That Was Short Lived...

So I started on my bottle of wine after sending the little guy to bed. Five minutes later, he comes out with tears streaming down his face and says that he has a horrible feeling that something is wrong and he doesn't know why. Really really upset. And while he is the sensitive type, this is not normal behavior for him.
I tell him it's okay, sit him on the couch, and let the dog in.
There's something wrong with her. She's barely moving, and having a hard time getting up and down.
I looked her over checking for any signs on bites, swelling, anything. Nothing.

I didn't say anything to him, about the dog, let him lie down on the couch, and now, after two hours of quiet and constant tears, he's sleeping.

And I'm facing the fact that the dog really isn't well.


Best case scenario, she'll be fine in the morning. Worst case...Well, we all know how that one goes.

She's one of the best dogs I have had in my entire life. Even if she likes to chew her way out of everything.

You know, some days I feel like I just can't catch a break.


  1. Sending huge (hugs)) Lil. I really hope things improve for your dog and that the little guy is ok. These moments with our pets are so hard.


    1. Roz, they are both doing much better, thank you. Aren't they though!

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    1. Misty,
      I am happy to say that everybody is doing much better!

  3. Hoping it's the best case scenario

    1. Blondie,
      turned out pretty darned close to best case scenario! Thank you.

  4. Good luck with your dog. I have two and would be heartbroken if anything happened to either of them. In the kind of situation you describe I have gone straight to the vet. Lat time it was the puppy (well, he is two but I still think of him as the puppy) and he had damaged his eye while chasing around with the older dog. I had to put in eye drops (he didn't like but he obeyed) and eventually he was fine.

    best of luck to you.

    1. Dave,
      these can be difficult decisions to make when one has to weigh rent and kid's food into the equation!
      Turns out, the shepherd in her is showing and she hurt her neck, but a wonderful vet, a few meds later, and she's doing great. Thank you!

  5. So glad things turned out well with your doggie. I know how precious they become to their families.


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