Once again, could someone please shoot me???
Alison · Sep. 7, 2006
I accidently ended up with another dog today. I thought I was so freaking smart and had completely dodged another bullet but it was just wishful thinking. I had a call yesterday from a senior lady with a senior dog that she wanted us to take. The long and short of it was the dog was a little bit deaf, a little bit blind, and little bit stiff and she was sure he was suffering. Being a senior on a fixed income, she couldn't afford vet care so she thought rather than put him down, he should come to us. Well, I had a better idea, she could keep him in the home he knew and loved and we would get him assessed and any treatment he needed thru our vet, the bill would be covered by us. She was grateful, and I made the appointment for today. She did not know her way around Mission so I agreed to get off work early and meet her somewhere easy and lead her to the clinic. Once in the clinic, she shared her own health issues and asked me to just take him home with me. I suggested she wait to see what the vet said, and take him home and think about it but she was afraid that would be even harder because she would just get more attached to him. He has lived with her for fourteen years so that particular logic did escape me. Anyway, between her tears and his white and grizzled face, I caved. I left the poor little bugger, alone and afraid at the vets. tomorrow they will do some bloodwork, do a dental and a neuter. I guided his distraught and grieving lady out of Mission, across the bridge and set her on the right road to home. She can't remember how old he actually is, 14, 16 or 18 so we will guess somewhere in the middle and pick 16 for his approximate age. She thinks he is a chihuahau/spitz cross, he looks like a bigger pom to me. His name is Murphy ( of which he is our third) so now he is Murphy number three. and I am quite serious that I need to be shot because we are too overfull for another and poor little Poppy is still holding out waiting for a space to get in.