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"Murphy was an optimist!"

All things come to an end May 2, 2006 9:52 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Lucy, Pets
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Our Lucy

Our older dog, a golden mix, is wasting. I think she has decided she is at the end of her days. She has not eatten or drank for 3 days. She would not even take a hotdog or hamburger from me tonight.

She is a great dog! I do not want to lose her. I want to take responsibility and blame myself thinking that I could have done better for her somehow. She sits in the yard right now and is refusing to come in yet as I speak to her and pet her she holds her head high and wags her tail like a puppy. I will not force her in quite yet but will check back on her in a bit and give a more forceful encouragement. Perhaps outside is better right now as she is not holding her stomach, bowels or bladder well. All this developed rapidly.

How am I to prepare the children? Will this totally disrupt Tommy‘s final weeks at school? Do we spend money trying to buy Lucy some time or assume she is in pain and put her down? What does Lucy want? There should be more time.

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1. Critter - May 3, 2006

sorry to hear that mate 🙁

it is a tough and non-too-easy call to make 🙁

2. Jonooka - May 3, 2006


Enough said.

3. Dean - May 3, 2006

So sorry to hear that. It is never easy, but consider how she is behaving. Animals are more in tuned with their bodies than we are. And if she’s in pain, she’ll let you know.

4. alice - May 3, 2006

So sorry to hear this. I hope you don’t have to make a tough decision, but if I ever face that situation with my precious canine friend, I’ll check with the vet, listen to my dog and put her down before she has a chance to suffer. You know your dog better than anyone, so just trust your instincts. Best wishes.

5. Diva Kitty and the Fluffies - May 3, 2006

We’re so sorry for your loss.

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
– William Penn

6. Reality Me » Lucy has passed on - May 4, 2006

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