We had to let our Max go yesterday. His left leg was useless and the right one was failing rapidly. He hated both the sling and the cart. The last several days he was losing control of his bladder, he had also lost 6 lbs in a month tho he was still eating the same. The tumors in his neck had enlarged a bit after being shrunk by the prednisone but we have no idea what they were doing inside of him.
We realized Friday night that what we kept saying to each other was our denial of what things were. It was not fair to him, his quality of life was not what it should have been.
I know he is waiting for me. He is running and chasing his ball, he is herding the cats that have gone before him.
We love you Max, thank you for the years of love and joy you brought to our lives.
RIP dear Max! I am truly sorry for your loss.
I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Thank you all for your comforting words. I've cried so much that right now all I feel is numb. Poor Katie is looking for him and she looks so lost. I know my feelings of sadness are also not helping her. Brady knows we are sad and he is trying his best to comfort us. Neither Mark or I can sit down without having one of them in our lap.
Beth...I don't know how fast it's suppose to progress. I know the tremors started in his left leg a couple of years ago but he wasn't bothered by it. This fall is when the real problems started and from mid October it went rapidly and the past week so him lose the ability to walk completely. We had no problem doing what we needed to do to help him get around but when he started losing control of his bladder we knew it was time. It was not fair to him.
Oh Linda, I know how hard it is to make those decisions, not in principle because we all want to do the best for our treasured dog friends, but certainly in the moment.... I do know life and love are everlasting and I'm sure that, in his Spirit form, he has not gone very far at all from those he loves. Hugs to you.
Oh Linda, I am so sorry to hear this. Max was well loved. Thinking of you, Mark, Katie and Brody.
So very sorry for your loss. It is so difficult but you know you did the best you could for him. Hugs!
Poor little dog! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts!! <3