My friend is having to have her 14 year old dog put to sleep today. The dog has been really sick and at the hospital for about a week, three blood transfusions and yesterday, the vet told them “We are losing this battle”. They would had to have transferred her to an emergency vet for 24 hour monitoring over the weekend and there was slim to no chance the dog is going to recover so they made the sad decision and are probably at the vet’s office saying their goodbyes as I’m writing this. I’ve cried too . . having a pet is so worth the effort and then, when a day like this happens, I always wonder if it’s really worth it. But, like I told her . . remember the good times and we know what a pet’s life expectancy is when we get them and all we can ask for is to have a good life together.
So, in honor of Bella, my friend’s dog, here are a few pictures of Oscar being Oscar this afternoon.
This is the position where he gets a bit of slack in the blow up collar and can get his mouth under it and bite into the air bladder.
With him being a male, I think he’s trying to show the world his incision and get sympathy.
He’s rarely still and I snap 20 or more pictures trying to get one or two that isn’t blurry from him moving at the speed of light! In the above picture, you can see the back side of the blow up collar where it’s stretched a bit because of being attached to the harness by velcro.
One thing I can say with certainty – the surgery has not slowed him down one bit. I knew it wouldn’t be instantaneous but figured he’d have some fear of hurting the sore spot but nope . . no fear of anything except microscopic bugs and the vacuum cleaner. 🙂