Took Mandy in for her yearly welliness check-up. First time I have took one of them in since Max was put down on the 14th. It was so hard to walk back in that place. My vet told me we did more for Max than most people would have done. More often than not people put them down with diabetes because of the time, expense, dedication it takes. You have to be so consistant on everything and it really does take love and devotion on the owners part too. I felt better because she said you have nothing to feel guilty about, you gave him quality care. I was telling her how Tina and Mandy has been acting. She said they are still grieving and they have lost their leader. He was the alpha of their little pack. I feel so bad for them, they act lost without him. Its just going to take alot of time for all of us.
wow sandy. i feel so much pain for you. i look at my three little frenchie faces and could not even imagine life without any one of them. sending hugs and kisses your way. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox............
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
Thanks so much. I did not realize how much animals grieve. Little Tina has stayed hidden and she tee teed on the floor yesterday which is something they just don't do. I collect porcelin dolls and the one I have sitting in the family room is seated holding a bear. I noticed last night it was turned over and the bear was gone. I knew Tina had gotten it. The vet said she is just trying to cope with Max being gone. Its really sad. We have never had a problem with any three of them bothering anything in the house. Poor babies.
I know just what you mean about your other babies Sandy.
We had to rehome our Umbrella Cockatoo over a year ago due to my wife's worsening health. He and my Blue & Gold Macaw were close buddies. The Macaw still calls him and tells him to "get up there" as before. Also, Zachariah (Macaw) has an old bell that is his "Blankey" and he now holds it under his wing and talks to it and calls it "Wilbur"; the Cockatoo.
Just keep showing them you are still there and love them, you'll all be OK with time.
I did and she e-mailed me and said they were ready but she lost my address. I sent it to her again so I should be getting them tomorrow or Sat. at the latest. I have to take Tina in for her check-up so I thought I would take my vet one of the cards. Carol said they turned out good except his picture was just a little bit blurry. I hope its not too bad. Looking forward to getting them. I was so glad they did not take me in the room where I was with Max that last day. I know what you mean. That was my first thought when they called me back. At least next time it will be alittle easier. I love my vet, she is great and I really would not want to change, but it sure is hard going back.
Sandy- sorry to hear you are still in a lot of pain. I still have moments of sadness, but I have been having a lot more good days than bad.
Last Thursday I went to look at a dumped dog one of my classmates found and I had new sad feels pop up. How can I even be thinking about another dog. Some people in my family were ready to bring a dog into the house, but other people were not as ready. I want to get another dog, but I know in my heart I need more time before that day comes.
I'm sure you did do more than the average owner. Just think how lucky he was to have you as his owner. I'm sure it breaks your heart to see your dogs grieving as well as you. I haven't gone through that yet. When my yellow lab was put down my other two had not known her long and she had never been a dog to play especially since she was 14. = My black lab puppy was put down while we were all on our yearly journey to visit all of our family so they didn't realize anything had changed when we got back. (boy, I sure did...) It will get better. Don't worry. =( **More Hugs**
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. - Josh Billings
I'm really sorry about your dog. Losing a pet must be really hard. I have not had that experience yet and I hope I'll never need to experience it but you know, it's life and I'm sure that your pet is doing fine.