Friday, February 10, 2017

A Sad Goodbye

 I came home from work Tuesday night to find that my Joe had died.  I cannot tell you how heart broken I was/am.  Joe was my Father's dog that I inherited when my Father died in 2014.  But they had been living with me since 2012.  Joe had been grieving it seems over Sable's death just over 5 weeks ago.  Plus I had taken him to the park just before New Years when he apparently hurt his back in some way. He had been reclusive and wouldn't eat much for the last 5 weeks.  So hard to get pain meds down him since he was so smart.  But last Saturday he was doing better--eating and being close to me.  I took him to the vet early for another infrared treatment on his back but I apparently hurt him in some way getting him out of my truck when we returned home so he had not stood up since Saturday.  I kept putting a heating pad on him and pain meds in peanut butter on my finger rubbed in his mouth is about all I could get him to eat.
It was so hard to leave my boy.  Yeah, I cried my eyes out.  You know that ugly kind of crying.

5 comments:

Tim said...

Oh Rick, so sorry to hear this. Cry all you need to.....it helps. Hugs and thoughts, Tim

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Rick. Thank you for sharing your family with us over the years. My heart goes out to you during this time.

Jay Simser said...

I am so sorry. Hugz!

Ur-spo said...

I saw this on FB. In times like this we want to reach out with words of comfort but only come up with lame and useless ones.
Any dog owner knows exactly what your are experiencing.
There is no sorrow like it

How Sam Sees It said...

I have been thinking so much of you since reading this on FB. Hugs to you. I loved reading about your pups.

Monty, Harlow, and Ramble, and Christine