There is a built in tragedy to owning pets.
We bring them into our homes, we love them, we treat them as members of our family and they, in fact, are full members. But we all know, from the day we bring them home as bright eyed pups or kittens etc. that one day they will pass. We blind ourselves to that eventuality, choosing to ignore it and pretend it doesn’t exist….until it hits you in the face one day.
That happens to us yesterday. We have 4, well, now 3, Siberian Huskies. Our ‘daddy’ of the pack, the father of two of the others, passed suddenly and very unexpectedly to what we assume, based on x-rays and ultrasounds, to Angiosarcoma. A particularly nasty and aggressive cancer of the lining of the blood vessels. Typically the first sign of trouble is when the animal collapses. That did not quite happen in our case but not far off. It went from “he’s not feeling well, something is up..lets take him in” to having to let him go a few short hours later. The cancer was in his heart, and apparently his GI track, and there was nothing we could do. Even if you find it from day one and start treatment you are lucky to prolong life by 3-6 months…IF you are lucky.
He was not quite 10…he would have been 10 in February.
Love your pets folks, they can be taken away in the blink of an eye.
Goodbye Q…my baby, my son, my buddy. You will be ever so missed.
so sorely missed.