When you know a pup is coming to the end and your going to have to make that decision. I called my Dad today and he told me his dog Belle is not doing well! She is not a lab, but we always joke that she is the closest thing to a sister I will ever have and I love her as does my dad! She is the sweetest Beagle you would ever want to know, and she is the last dog my parents shared, my step-mom died almost 9yrs ago! Belle is 13 1/2 and has had some arthritis, but today she fell off the sofa she was sleeping on and since then has not been acting herself, Dad thinks she may of had a stroke. She doesnt seem to be in any pain, but he will be taking her in to the vet in the morning and I and he are afraid he will be having to make that decision. It just makes me so sad! :'(- here is a picture of Belle that I have shared before and was taken just a few months ago! Good thoughts for her and my dad would be appreciated- thanks- Di :'(
Tues. Feb. 12th- Just wanted to update you on Belle! Dad took her to the vet yesterday (Mon.), she is doing better and all her blood work looked great! Basically vet thinks she is sore from the fall, with the arthritis this isn't totally unexpected! So looks like we have at least alittle more time with her- I will be going down of Fri. to see her and my dad! Thanks everyone for the good thoughts and prayers! You folks are the best- Di
Good thoughts and prayers for both Belle and your Dad!
Di, I'm so sorry.\
Good thoughts for your Dad and Belle
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
I am so sorry. Prayers for your dad and Belle I hope it is something treatable.
It's always hard but we are here for you. I know your dad will do what's best for your "sister". ((hugs))
Karen, Mom to the Lab Monkeys:
Daisy DoBug YL 7 yr old
Kiana YL 5/2006
Piglet 4/2006 Lab @ Heart
**Bella Mia 5 yo (RIP~2/07)**
*Molly Blu 2.5 yr old (RIP~7/06)*
LOLIN.ORG Saving one lab at a time.
Aw, sweet Belle. Good thoughts for her and your Dad.
Sending good thoughts & prayers for Belle & your dad.
Good thoughts for Belle and those who have loved her. I know exactly what you mean by the connection of Belle being shared with your stepmom. M&J loved and were loved by my mom who passed in 2003 when Mitzi was 4 and Judy was almost 2. Loss of either of them will be like a loss to that last connection to Mom.
I hope that they find something simple and treatable for Belle. I am sure your Dad is having a hard time. Hopefully she will be okay.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
I'm so sorry about Belle..maybe there is still time for her!! I'll say prayers for her and for you and your Dad.