This is Daisy Mae, the Grande Dame of the Wilson Household besides me of course. She is an old lady of 16 years, arthritic, deaf and almost blind, she still is alpha to the other two dogs. Not that they haven't tried to get control.
When is the right time to be merciful and have her humanely euthanized? That is what my dear husband and I asked our vet yesterday. Some days she stands in a corner and stares at the wall. She has lost bowel function quite often during the night while she sleeps. Which is really no big deal...just pick it up with a tissue and flush it.
Now I don't know if you have had any luck photographing dogs but I think it is like trying to tie a ribbon around jello. And Daisy doesn't respond to commands anymore. Well to be honest, she never has. I am not a good dog trainer.
She is down to 23 pounds and I have been feeding her ground turkey, rice, pinto beans and broccoli and carrots. It takes her forever to eat and we have to guard her bowl lest the other two horn it and finish it for her. And her bowl is elevated for easy reaching.
Surprisingly, sometimes she will take off and run like the wind when she is in the backyard. I guess it is a little like us. I am slowing down as I get older. We are all starting to wear out from the minute we are born. It is just life.
The vet gave us this advice: she said that we will know when the right time is. Until then, we will make our sweet girl as comfortable as she can be.
Thanks for your visit. Hope that spring will come soon for you.
Peace and love of Jesus be with you today and always!