Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday Thoughts - In Loving Memory
Yesterday was a very sad day in my house. Our 16-year-old dog, Maili, has been suffering from debilitating arthritis for a long time, but it got worse this year. She was hardly able to walk any more and frequently fell down when her back legs gave out. So my husband and I made the difficult decision to put her to sleep.
The vet came to the house, gave the old girl a sedative to calm her and make her sleep, then injected her with the barbituate that stopped her sweet little heart. It was so sad to see her go, but her passing was peaceful and we had a chance to say our last goodbyes.
She can never be replaced, but we will be getting another dog soon to fill the empty holes in our hearts that she left behind. We have a lot of love to give and look forward to sharing it with a dog needing a home and some feline pals to play with. We've already looked at pictures of available puppies online from the state shelters and that made us feel better.
Give your pet a hug today. You never know how much time they have left on this earth.