Retrogirl, I feel your pain as well as the others that
have lost beloved pets. I have lost so many in the last
few years. They were all getting up there in age and it
was inevitable but some died because they got sick and
the medicine and vet care didn't help. We lost our big
old beloved mixed breed Heidi to breast cancer. She had
surgery to remove one row of teats and then it spread to
the other side. She almost made it to 12 yrs. Her sister Torie died of a tumor on her spleen two years previous to
that. We had a necropsy done. The vet said it was not our
fault because there was no way to tell. She seemed ok and
then dropped dead on our kitchen floor. She weighted 87 lbs. so we really heard her go down. About a year later
our cocker Cody, died with a brain tumor. We've lost 3
cats in the last 2 yrs. also. Well we weren't going to
start again, we are seniors, 67 yrs. old, but the house
is so empty without a dog. My friend bred her Pug and we
decided to take one. He is so adorable, more like a little
boy then a dog. He will be 2yrs. old on Nov. 25. Then this
same friend had a pregnant dog dumped off and she took her
in and 2 weeks later had 4 pups. We took 2, a male and a
female. They are small, 12 and 15 lbs. and smart as can
be. So here we are with new kids at our age. Lol! We
still have 5 cats plus an outside stray that I had spayed
and she is the porch kitty. Plus, I have quite a few birds.
We also have a rabbit (domestic) that we found in the middle
of the road in l995. It was a tiny baby and I just scooped
it up and brought it home and he's been with us ever since.
I also have a 20 gal. tank of fancy guppies and a bowl with
a goldfish for my grand daughter. That fish keeps growing
and will have to get a bigger bowl or tank before long.
Hope I haven't bored you all, but this is so much of my life
and I'm so happy I found this board.