Well today I am mainly musing on our dear 14 year old Cocker Spaniel Dudley. He is so much a part of this family it's hard to imagine life without him! Now let me pre-empt all of this by letting you know I am NOT an animal lover generally BUT when I met & married Shaun, Dudley was his companion so he wasn't going anywhere!!!
Now I love hime dearly. He is my little shadow & follows me everywhere including the bathroom!!! Its like haivng a 2 year old around the place!
Yesterday morning we had a truly unromanitc start to Valentines Day (not that I am in to it, I think it is just a HUGE commercial gimmick). I couldn't find Dudley anywhere & when I went outside I could see all this vomit or something along the back. I woke Shaun up & told him I thought something was up & he went in search of Dudley. He finally found him under the hibiscus bush (his safety haven) having what appeared to be a stroke. Shaun finally got him out & we took him straight to the vets. He was not responsive at all but seemed to pick up a little on the way.
It wasn't a stroke but some other long name I can't even begin to remember.....We could have kept him at the Vet Hospital but we chose to have him home with us. He slept most of yesterday, just waking when we forced him to so we could hand feed him & get him to drink.
It made Shaun very sad just having to think that if he doesn't improve we may need to look at putting him down. It also upset me as I have become so attached to my little buddy.
Today he is a little brighter & trying to get up to walk & follow me so that is a good sign.
Dudley being suddenly sick has once again made me realise how precious life is.......life is good & we are to make the most of every day.....
Have a blessed week,