Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Aww ((( Miriam ))) and here's one for ((((Cassidy)))). Aren't strays the BEST!!!! Its so hard to watch our dear doggy family age and start failing.
If you're getting the same rain as we are here in N/E IN I don't blame her for not wanting to go out. Its been absolutely pouring here and very foggy. With the weather, like it is, my hips are absolutely killing me.. maybe that's why Cassidy is having a bad day. Do you give her doggy asprin?? We gave it to our sweet Jack and it seemed to help him.
about a year or so before Jack passed away, he had doggy dementia. He would forget that he had just eaten or had just gone out. He would get lost in the house too. Its totally heartbreaking. So I feel your pain.
I hope everything is ok for you and Cassidy.. please give her a little kiss on the head for me. And let us know how she's doing. We're here for you.
Warm gentle hugs,
Oh Miriam...I went through the same thing last week with our 18 year old Dalmation and really thought the vet would put her down, but she is still with me. However...last night she wandered into the kitchen in the middle of the night, as she sounds like she does what your dog does and has some dementia and slipped on water she was slurping out of the bowl. I don't know what made me wake up but I heard her flopping around and don't know how long she had been there but she can't stand up again. So off to the vet again today. Your doggie will let you know when it's time and I pray that she's not ready to give up yet. I too am making sure Vesta isn't suffering. Give Cassidy a kiss and a hug for me and know that I am thinking of you. Think RALLY!
Huggies for both of you
Miriam.. what an incredible story, Cassidy was MEANT to be with you!!!! You're a good Mom for both your son and Cass. I will be thinking about you all day.
Donna, Soooo sorry Vesta's having problems again. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts today, too.
I just took my dear Chloe to get a haircut. When we adopted her she had a broken right front leg. (Her previous parents couldn't afford to have it taken care of.. so we did, to the tune of $500.00 and worth ever penny) Hubby was reluctant to bring another dog in the house since our sweet Jack was so old and having problems of his own. But it turned out to be a good thing. Jack taught her all of his special things and, though they were only together for 3 weeks, she learned everything from him.. I swear his little soul jumped into her body when he passed away. (and YES, I do believe that dogs have a soul.. because they give so much love and isn't that what it's all about?)
Our furry friends/family are so special to us. I know what you're both going through and I'm here for you.. with loving thoughts and prayers.
((((Miriam)))) Poor,poor puppy.Its probably the weathers got her down,I'm with everybody else,Rally! I so understand,we just found out that my dog,Loki,has Red Mange...eewww.He looks like crap and has been down awhile.We finally got some extra cash to start treatment,but if this doesn't work we'll have to put him down.I just can't stand the thought.The bad part is he got it from his momma,and when we got him we had no idea,he was fine.A couple of months ago he started itching and scratching,and I tried everything.I sure hope this works,he is a great dog,but right now i can't hold him or play with him,he's just to sensitive.I can only pat him on the head.
Hang in there,and i will pray for your pup.soo sad.....
Miriam, I am sooo glad your dog is feeling better. And for those of you that mentioned Vesta in this post, thank you so much for your concern. We just got back from the vet and she is walking again, which is miraculous because we had to carry her to the car. But she ran through the office!
Miriam, I don't know if you might want to consider this but if you are having trouble with pacing etc from 'doggie dementia', my vet gave me valium to give her every twelve hours and it has REALLY helped. It does NOT make her a drugged up zombie...she just seems more relaxed and at ease. I don't give it to her everyday, put when she gets into the pacing mode, it breaks my heart so I give her one (5mg).
Kisses for Cassidy and Huggies for you!
Miriam, sorry to hear about Cassidy. Your story touched me on how she was found. Bless her heart and you and your family also for rescuing her! I know she has had a full and wonderful life with her owners-
Donna, happy to hear Vesta perked up a little bit. I know this is hard.