Thanks so much for the poem PaLady. He is my 3rd golden to put down and the other two were horrible as well, But Jake was different, he was "my dog." My husband could not do one single thing with this guy, nothing lol. Jake would not go out and pee for him. The other two would nearly knock him over getting out the door, not Jake he stood in the living room giving the look which meant "I am not going out that door". Jake was a total momma's boy in & out. I went to visit my sister in OKC one time and had to come home early because he was not eating. He was a mess. My other two boys played it right, they had both of us making over them constantly, but Jake was just different. He was such a good little guy. He went from being a tough little street boy to a baby. I could
open one of my gates or front door and there was no way he would venture out lol. The other two here which is yet another golden and the Brittany Spaniel have been looking for their buddy. Being the oldest he did rule the roost with the other two and they just followed him around and he showed them the ropes so to speak. When the female golden would stick her head in the pool to get a leaf or a bug she would let Jake lick her face to dry it off. He was in charge of making sure they were dried off. They patiently let him just lick lol. Its funny how the other two knew he was much older than them. If they got too rowdy he barked at them to stop and he griped them out many a time lol. Like I said he is a special little boy.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.