Exactly my experience with Ms Smoochie in 2010... and because it was so difficult I wasn't sure I would be able to do it for Tom. But I will do it again, when the time comes.,,, so I held the dog while he gave him his last shot. Hardest thing I've ever done, but I would do it again.
thanks, Heather, that's what we are going to do. Not the tuna though. He loves it but hasn't had any for nearly 8 years... gets bladder crystals and I traced it to tuna. And, oddly, he doesn't much like ice cream. He prefers that I leave some porridge for him, and in summer, its weetbix....ice cream, tuna, log fires, lying under the stars together. Then when it is time you'll know what you have to do. You will know when it is time. But for now, enjoy each other.
Yeah I hear ya. I was like that about Ms Smoochie. I've had a lot of cats but she was my mate. A little friend who came along at a time I was pretty much on the brink. I always said she saved my life. Tom learnt a lot from her (and so he should have, he's here only because of her generosity in inviting him to stay) and even though I love him to bits, and he's a fabulous companion... I'm not over Ms Smoochie and probably never will be. In the meantime though, Tom is here and in need, and he's a terrific animal (he thinks he's a dog, you know... if ever I can get out and walk the neighbourhood for a little way, he comes along!)Losing my last dog broke me for a long time. He wasn't just a dog. He was part of me, he just knew stuff. He saw me through all the darkness, then enjoyed some of the light, then once he knew I was safe, made his exit. Sometimes I thought it would kill me. But instead Roddy came along. Murphy seems to have been teaching Roddy - as time goes on he picks up more and more of Murphy's habits, not anything we teach, just odd wee dog things.
I'll never quite get over Murph though. He was the best dog in the world.
Some good news then. Hopefully it keeps getting better. Best wishes.Tom seems better this morning. Might just be the calm before the storm. He sneezed a couple of times last night and no sign of bleeding (just other gunk UGH) and this morning he's back to his normal routine.
Thanks everyone for your prayers, good wishes and hugs, I think he's responding to them as well as the antibiotics.. at least for his discomfiting symptoms.