We’ve all talked about our various pets in a few different threads throughout this forum, but have never really had a single place to share all of them. I figured now’s as good a time as any to start one up.
My soon to be ex just took her elderly chocolate lab to the vet this morning- her dog just turned 15 on September 1st, and she’s been losing weight for the last few months, and having a hard time standing up or moving around every now and then.
She called me this morning after she left- as I’ve been dreading for months, her dog Reagan is dying. There’s evidence of internal tumors to go along with one that’s appeared on one of her back legs in the last couple of weeks, and after two surgeries in the last year to remove other tumors, she’s frankly too old and frail to continue subjecting to operations. The vet is thinking she has maybe a month or so, depending on how she reacts to antibiotics that may slow the growth of the tumors.
As a result, we’re planning joint “bucket list” events for Reagan, to try and pamper her as much as possible over the next few weeks before the inevitable trip across the Rainbow Bridge happens. Below are some of her greatest hits, over the past five years that I’ve been fortunate enough to have had her as a part of my life.
One semester in undergrad, I’d go home before lunch on Wednesdays, pick up Reagan, and we’d get dumplings from the food truck on campus, and some of us would sit in the grass and eat lunch with her while we worked on assignments or homework:
The dog park is one of her happy spots, and she always seems to know when we’re going.
This was the first trip for the dogs out to the beach, back in February during our unseasonably warm winter:
I’ll post more later, and some of her younger sister Coraleigh.