You are the main reason I come to this forum, anxiously looking for one of your hilarious posts. Most days, I wake in a foul mood, having not slept well, feeling like a truck ran over me, well you all know what I mean, and I come into my office and before I begin work, I come to this forum and you make me smile! So thank you, my friend, from the bottom of my heart.
Honestly, I think I love my dogs more than people and please don't tell my husband, although he probably already knows. My dogs have been my source of strength. Their unconditional love has gotten me through so many days when I have felt so bad, been in so much pain. If I have to go back to bed, they get into bed and just lie next to me. There are times I feel like a Golden Retriever sandwich - yes I have two Goldens.
Vesta sounds like an amazing girl. I believe her will to go on comes from the love she receives from you and your husband. She desires to be here, to be with you and for you. Dogs are simply amazing and I can't say enough about
them. I've had several over the past 25 years and my heart has broken each and every time we've had to put one down, but I've gotten through it by telling myself that it is up to us, my husband and me, to make sure they do not suffer. We at the very least can do that much for them. It's never easy, but in my heart I know it's the right thing to do.
Vesta will let you know when it is time. On another note, have you tried a towel around her waist, to help hoist her up? Just wrap it under her belly and bring both ends up and gently lift. You don't have to bear her entire weight, just enough to give her some extra support. There are some gadgets you can buy, but a towel works just as well.
Again, Donna, thank you for all the times you made me laugh, you are a beautiful person,
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.