Tuesday, 16 November 2010

My Lovely Alice


You may remember me writing about Alice a few months back how she was poorly but she came back again. Well Im sad to say i had to make that awful decision to have Alice put down when she started to have problems with her back legs. The legs started swelling up and she had the runs quite bad on top of having the dreadful tumour.
She couldnt get upstairs anymore finding it very difficult, now and again kept collapsing on the floor trying to use her back legs.
Its a very painful time, I just cant stop crying,,, the worst thing is before she went she was enjoying her biscuits that I gave her,,,,did I really do the right thing? I know she had a bit of an infection in one of her foot and I know that the vet would not give antibiotics of top of her bad condition so I had to make that decision.
Just thought id let you all know of this sad time.

8 comments:

Judith said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. I think you did the right thing atleast now she is not suffering. Hugs.

Pat said...

I'm very sorry to hear this. You gave Alice the last gift of love you could give her. My friend (who is a veterinary tech) always says...it's better to do this a day too soon for US than to do it a day too late for the PET. We had to put our dog down in July...so I can relate to how you are feeling.

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! It's
difficult to say good-bye to a good and faithful friend. Sending hugs.

DIAN said...

So sorry that you are feeling sad. I am sure that the decision you made was the right one for Alice. Happy memories will make you smile later.

Dolores said...

My heart goes out to you. It was a very difficult decision but she is no longer in any pain.

Mama Spark said...

It's never an easy decision to make is it? It's even more difficult when they have been with us a long time!!! Go and read the Rainbow Bridge, it will make you feel better. She will be waiting for you there. I'm tearing up even as I write this. I wish I could be there to hug you in person but know that gentle hugs are coming your way, give one to your Jimmy boy for me too, I know he is hurting too.
XOXO

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

I'm sorry Faith, how awful for you. Think you did the right thing though, definitely. Take care, Lesley

artymess said...

Faith I am so sorry ...poor you .Alice was loved and a special dog and you showed her how much you loved her by making that difficult decision because you didn't want her to suffer any more......you did the right thing and she knew you loved her ...but it is the most awful thing we have have to do when we have animals ........I'm sure all the rest of your doggie pack will give you lots of love to comfort you and of course so will Jim...lots of love and hugs Lorna xxx