Hey guys, I know this is a bit late and I’m sure you’ll hear that a lot lately as it’s been tough keeping up on things.
I offhandedly mentioned either on here or on Instagram how there’s been some things going on in my life lately that’s occupied my mind and time. One of those things is my dog. He just turned 18 this month and sadly, his health has been deteriorating lately. Because of his age, he had issues here and there but nothing life threatening. Unfortunately things went downhill quickly.
Today I made the difficult decision to put him to sleep. It’s been something I knew would come up sooner or later and I think I needed a sign to tell me “it’s time.” That sign was many days of bloody diarrhea. The vet suspected the beginnings of bowel cancer but we didn’t feel it necessary to do any further testing. I didn’t want to drag this process out knowing the end result will be the same. No point in making him suffer for my own selfish reasons, as hard as it is to say goodbye.
I feel extremely lucky to have had 18 long years with my firstborn, as I liked to call him! He was my childhood dog and a huge part of my life. It feels weird without him here. I feel very sad right now but I’ve been through this before and I know it just takes time. The first little while is the hardest because you keep expecting him to just be there still.
I’m going to miss him a lot but I know he’s in a better place now. It’s a little easier knowing that he had a full life. I had a dog in the past that died at only 4 years old and it’s just heartbreaking when they are taken away from us way too soon. So, rest in peace my sweet boy and mama will never forget you. ❤
All the sadness aside, here is my November Instagram recap. You may have noticed I haven’t been as active and now you know part of the reason. Thanks for understanding.
November Instagram Challenges (sorry, just one – major fail, I know):
Giveaway prize from The Happy Sloths (amazing review blog):