About myself

Day 25

Something someone told you about yourself that you will never forget (good or bad)

I’m going to go with the something good, being that it is my birthday, I don’t want to talk about something bad about myself!!

I have loved animals ever since I can remember. My Mom has photos of me learning to walk holding onto our Collie dog’s fur. The only time that I have ever been without pets is when I was in college and could not have them in the dorm. As soon as I graduated and got my own apartment, I got two kittens from my parent’s farm, and I have had pets ever since!

A few years back, Garyth, our Australian shepherd became very ill. He was 18.5 years old. He had been having TIAs, but then he had a stroke, and he could no longer stand up on his own, even when I stood him up in the grass which was the place where he had the most traction.

When we took him to the vet, I was in agony that I was being too hasty in deciding that it was the end. Our vet is a wonderful person. He told me not to ever feel that way, that I had given Garyth the best life possible. He told me that he had a lady come in earlier in the week complaining about her geriatric dog having some intermittent problems holding his urine. Dr Russ said to me: I thought of you, and how Garyth has been in diapers for years, and you have never once complained. All you have ever done is look for ways to make life for your pets the best it can possibly be. Your question is always “is there some way to make this better for them?”

He made me feel so much better, that someone who sees many people with their pets, said that he felt like I did a good job.

Here is a photo of my handsome boy! Sorry for the red eyes!

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2 Responses to About myself

  1. Rachel says:

    Making a decision for the best for my dog was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, knowing whether you are making the right one.

    Have a lovely birthday x

  2. decoybetty says:

    Making a decision for a furry friend is the hardest thing possible. I grew up with Australian shepherds myself. I love them so much – they’re great dogs.

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