and here i thought i was done with euthanasias for a while...
Nicole · Apr. 23, 2009
i'm sad to say that i lost my dear Thorny tonight.
his name was changed from Cuddles to Thorny, because he's just not that cuddley:
We found out he had lung cancer a few months ago after he had a troubling go with a root tooth abcess that wouldn't go away. He kept on motoring along, even got to go outside a few times last week since the weather was so nice for some sniffing around in the yard, which he loved and would always try to hide from me when i would bring him in again.
but slowly he lost more and more weight and this week he wasn't as a voracious eater and then this morning he didn't want to eat so i went into work to get him some a/d. Heated it up and he promptly ate it all, so i thought yay, he's back to eating, but then i went to wake him tonight to get him to eat more and he couldn't stand on his own and he was ataxic. So i brought him into work and it was decided that something occured in his brain, whether it be a tumour or what not, but it wasn't going to get better, so he got a lovely sleepy premed and then we said goodbye.
i'm so tired of saying goodbye to such amazing and wonderful animals. ozzie, honey, millie, wesley, thorny, they were some of the most crazy, unique, loveable animals i have ever had the pleasure of sharing my life with and all dumped because someone didn't love them enough to give them the life they deserved.
i'm a little mad at the world tonight. why don't people get it. i'm not going to lie, i'm happy that their 5 families dumped them because i got to know them and love them, but boy, did they miss out and they're not even aware of that.
You don't know me, I'm one of the lurkers, but I wanted to say that I am sorry for your loss. That old man reminds me of so many I have dearly loved.
While I am not a country music fan, during the terminal sickness and loss of Dusty,(unfortunately only one of many losses over the years), there was a popular song by Garth Brookes that said "I could have missed the pain, but I'd've had to miss the dance". While I'm sure he wasn't singing about animals, I think about this line every time I lose someone. Although it hurts greatly, I wouldn't give up the time together for the world.
You gave Thorny love and the safe feeling of home. Please know what a difference you made in his life.