A special friend lost.
Posted By: Rhonda
Date: Wednesday, 23 July 2003, at 10:46 p.m.
On July 10th I had to make a decision that I did not want to make, it was the hardest thing I think I have ever had to do. I had a cocker spaniel named "Pumpkin" she was my baby. We have had her for 12yrs. We rescued her from being just put down. She was a very special dog, she was a Momma's girl always. When we went and got her, she had been left at the groomers and I had always wanted a cocker. I was really scared to take her because we had 2 children and was not sure how she would do with them. The lady that had her said that she did not like men at all. She felt like she had been mistreated by a man. When my huband and I saw her for the first time I fell in Love with her. It was funny because she went right to my husband and wanted his attention at that time. They told us that she had been seen by a vet and that she had heartworms and that she was going blind. She could still see at that time, but she was so happy and such a good dog. We took her home and she was the best thing that could of happened to me. She was my protector and My Shadow. The Vet told us that we could do the heartworm treatment but she may not live. We decide that she was happy and doing really well that we would not go ahead and do any thing. The vet also told us that she was about 10 or 11 yrs old at that time. Like my Mother had told me, she lived a Very Happy life and was Very muchly Loved. She had totally gone blind and it was getting harder and harder for her to get around and she was just sleeping more and more. While we were away on a camping trip she had a stroke and my mother said that all she was doing was going around in circles and that she had to pick her up and take her out, she could not even walk right after she had the stroke. When I came home that Sunday I could see that it was not good. Finally I got up the courage to call the Vet after I had looked on the internet and found out some things about strokes in dogs. She told me that, that was what had happened and that It was up to me, when I felt like it was her time. Like I said it was really hard to do, I really felt guilty about it, but then again I know she is not suffering any more. She was my baby and she knew even with being blind, she knew where I was at, at all times. I brought her home and buried her in Our backyard and I'm going to make her a marker with her name on it. I know they say it takes time, but like I told my Mother I knew it was going to be hard, but not this Hard.
IN Loving Memory of Pumpkin July 10, 2003
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