Wednesday, May 06, 2009

And juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust to make a liar of me...

Bigfoot is frisking around like a puppy (granted, a puppy with lousy hips), asking for thirds on dinner, picking playfights with Littlefoot, jumping up on the bed to soak the comforter with doggy-scented rainwater and rolling over for bellehrubs.

I love seeing him like this, but now I'm really damned if I know what to do.

6 comments:

Mike from Eerie said...

still talk to the vet but don't make final plans yet? i mean can dogs get bugs like us hoomin beans can?

the queen said...

It's impossible to make a wrong decision if the dog is terminal. If you put him down "too early," you have saved him from a lot of suffering, if "too late" you got to spend more time together. Your dog will let you know when it's time to go

Zayrina said...

When the good days can't compensate for the bad days....

Sherri said...

Yup. Often it happens that an animal will have a couple of really good days before the final slide. I know with my cat Precious, she was all kitteny and fine until the very day she decided she was done. After that, it went REALLY fast. We took her to the vet for the final shot, but she passed right before she got it.

My dog Gandalf, though -- for him the incontinence got to full awful, he stopped eating completely, and he was miserable all the time. He was only 10, too.

Becs said...

I find with my cats that when they stop eating, it's time. I offer delicacies and rarities and there's no interest in the kitty's eyes. Or they turn away. It's hard.

I'm sorry you're going through this. I wish your 'Foots could live forever.

Jammies said...

He's still eating, so I'm thinking that there's hope. And yes, I'm keeping the appointment with the vet and hoping, hoping, hoping that there is another alternative.

Thank you all so much for the love and support.