so i have been thinking a lot about jimmy...
Carol · May 8, 2012
and how this all came to pass...and maybe i am unfair in my judgements.
someone had and cared for jimmy until he was blind, deaf, sick and very old..someone at some point spent a lot of money to extract all of his teeth which i am assuming one or two at a time over the years or all of them together if his mouth was pretty bad.
someone cared for him until his very end.
so what happened?
did he lose his person to death or facility care and did his new caregiver simply not care?
or...did he belong to an elderly person...maybe someone whose income is now very limited and they could no longer afford not only his vet care but also the costs of his passing? or was it already so late on saturday that his vet clinic was closed and the elderly owner in a panic took his old friend to where the spca used to be to get help for his little dog to die at the end.
or was he like many of my elderly clients who past experience in pets passing is..you take them to the nearest shelter and sadly leave them to be humanely euthanized because people just used to do that, death was not something they were comfortable witnessing?
i don't know the ins and outs of what brought that sweet little dog to saints. maybe his owner is deeply grieving the loss of his lifelong companon, maybe his owner is desperately lonely and sad, missing his little old friend.
anyway...i have been thinking about jimmy and how this all came to be and maybe i have been really unfair to both jimmy and his family.
i don't know how or why all of this happened but i do know that jimmy was well cared for for his last couple of days and jimmy was given a peaceful and gentle passing.
i am at peace with it, jimmy is at peace now too..and if his family did the absolute best for him that they could...i hope they are at peace with it too.
jimmy is now ok.
i have a hard time seeing what you see carol. i see abondonment in jimmys hour of need any way you slice it. END stage renal failure? where were they when it was just beginning? jimmys family should have known exactly what to do and where to go when the time came, had they known there was even a problem.