Friday, March 19, 2010

A Very Sad Day

Yesterday was a very sad day for us in Ensenada. We took Skeena to a vet and the news about her sore hip is not good. Her hip is dislocated and even if they could pop it back in there are no ligaments there to hold it in place. The x-rays also show that her right hip is in really poor shape too and it won’t be long before it fails as well. We’ve known since she was about 6 months old that her hips were going to be a problem. We just didn’t think it would happen so soon. She’s only 7 years old. The only thing we can do for her now is manage her pain. She is so incredibly stoic and has not once whimpered or been cranky with us even though she is in constant pain. Her facial expressions, as always reveal her heart. Just love me is all she seems to say. Many tears have been shed.

It was doubly sad because Cindy had to say farewell to her faithful Eli yesterday who has been failing for a while. He was a spirited little Pappillon/Poodle that captured the hearts of all who met him. He was 15 years old. We try not to become so attached to our four legged friends because it is so very hard to say good bye. But our lives are so incredibly enriched because of their presence in them.

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