Friday morning was just a typical day; I went about my morning routines; took my Penny girl to go potty outside. You see she was 16 years old, and it was getting to the point at times I needed to help her out with her bathroom duties, just because one of her back legs was kinda wobbly, but with the help of a leash she made it ok. Anyway, we went out to do her duty; she was fine and I picked her up to give her some love because she looked at me kinda sadly. As soon as I picked her up she went into this convulsion, shaking violently, it was so horribly scary. I just knew at that point there was no turning back for her, this was her time. I had Dave call the Vet because it was time to do the euthanizing thing. We had to wait an hour. I had thought maybe she would go peacefully on her own; and truth be told, a few more minutes past that hour she would have. After the convulsions stopped; she lay still but began yelping sporadically. It was heartbreaking as there was nothing I could do for her, except cradle her and hang on to her as tight as I could. She fell into a coma and that was that.
That was the end of life for my girl Penny. We were close, super close, she was literally like my baby. She was the kind of dog that jumped up in your arms when you came home; who never left your side, she was ever so faithful to me and I was to her.
My tears have flowed pretty steady since Friday, well actually Friday I was pretty much a wreck, but then you start to go on without them. I loved her, and will miss her greatly. I still haven't adapted quite yet of her not being beside me, but with time it will get better.
Penny Nellie Sheeley ~ do your pets have two names? Mine always seem to. Penny either came to Penny or Nellie or even sometimes CocoPuffs. Yes, my pets have nicknames. :)