Yesterday was one of the most heart rending days I have had in the past 5 years. I had to put my Toto to sleep. She hurt so bad and couldn’t control her ability to poop very well. It was a steady decline from the time we had to put Shadow to sleep until last week – then it happened all of a sudden.
We got Shadow for Jeremy but Shadow adopted Rob as his human. Some assholes (aka neighbors) poisoned him along with other cats. Shadow was so bad we had to put him to sleep. Toto raised Shadow. She was His and He was Hers. Toto knew when he died and since that day she somewhat seemed to have given up. She had a broken heart. I think the only reason she kept going was because we loved her. When we got Gretchen she took over her care as much as Gretchen let her – but she seemed to just not care when we got Elizabeth.
She is forever happy now. No more pain. No more abuse. The last 7 years of her life was her best. I took her away from the abuse – mental, emotional, & physical she had all her life. She was spoiled and had us wrapped around her little paw.
She is the last dog I will save from their own personal hell & keep. I can’t do it again. I will help other dogs – I just can’t keep them.