The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89150 Message #1680747
Posted By: catspaw49
27-Feb-06 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: saying bye bye to a pet
Subject: RE: BS: saying bye bye to a pet
A tough thread to read isn't it? I was just re-reading the poem Dave posted the other day as Karen and I are close to losing the finest dog either of us has ever shared out lives with. Old age is catching up with our beautiful Weimaraner Jaeger. He's almost completely blind now and close to deaf as well, His hips and joints have become a problem and the other night he was in almost a coma-like state for an hour or so. But he came out of it and has been pretty good since. He's generally pretty happy and still able to get up with us on the bed with a little assistance. We both know his time is short but he's not yet in any pain short of some arthritic stiffness.
Both Karen and I are prepared to do what we have to but it will be a tough call......Right now he's sleeping contentedly at my feet....Huh....Must have known I was writing about him.....Just woke up and gave me a few licks in exchange for some ear scratchin'!
George Carlin said that every time you get a dog you get your own future tragedy.