angel couldn't walk when i got home last night, this morning she was weak and not much better. renee and i took her into the vets and helped her to pass. angel has been with us for a long time and it was a long time of caring for her and protecting her and watching over her because for a long time she has been really not well. today was the day where we had to finally decide on her quality of life and in all honesty, it just wasn't there for her any more.
i love you angel and i will so badly miss you but i am glad you are finally free from a body that was letting you down.
rest in peace sweetheart, you were the very kindest of all dogs.
we also lost gerty, and this was such a shock. chris phoned me at work last night and said gerty was just not herself...and really, in retrospect...she hasn't been quite right for a couple of weeks. we took her with us to the vets with angel and they did an xray and then sent us over to langley to the emergency clinic for an ultrasound. gerty at barely a year and a half old was in the final stages of cardiomyelopathy and heart failure..and we did not know. her heart was so big it had taken up her entire chest. the vet at emerg said it was probably congenital and there was no hope of improving her heart function with medication. we could maybe keep her alive for a few days with meds but she would not really feel any better and she would have no quality of life before she died. renee and i held that sweet baby and let her go.
so heartbreaking to lose her so young.
rest in peace gerty, we all adored you goofy girl.
a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff and volunteeers who have loved and cared for these two special girls so well.