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There may not be much more time left

*FYI: this is a post about an animal, so if you're not a pet-owner nor an animal lover, don't read further . . .*


My eldest dog is in her end times. She's 13 1/2, and small dogs only live between 13 and 16 years generally. The poor old thing is blind, has a perpetual cough just like an old person, and can't get on the furniture by herself anymore. Plus the old gal has to "go" several times a day now.

But she's always really glad to "see" me. She knows me and my husband still and is lying at my feet right now as I write this. Just like always.

One good thing is even though she's fairly blind (not 100% but close to it), she can still get around the entire house and yard fairly well. Except at night.

It makes me sad to see her degenerating, but she's not even close to needing to be put down or anything. I do tell her all the time, though not to hang in there for me if she's miserable, that she should do whatever she needs to do and I will understand.

Call me crazy, but I believe animals understand. And my dogs are like my children, like them or not.

Anyway, I just needed to put this out there, even if just for myself

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strawgirl813
Dec. 29th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, Inks. I know how important your dogs are to you, and I know that when the time comes, you'll make the right decisions. And I'm sure she knows she is loved.