Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Run Free Willie

I haven't been blogging of late, as some may have noticed. My PC and good laptop both crashed and it wasn't easy working with a tablet or our old, slow as molasses laptop. I planned to get back to blogging now that I have a new computer, but then I had a set back.
My daughter and son-in-law rescued Willie from the Dallas SPCA and gave him to me for Christmas. I will never forget that happy little guy wiggling and wagging his tail when I petted him. I always wanted a lap dog, but since his feet were larger than his head, I suspected the lap dog wasn't going to happen. Too late, I was in love.
Sadly, the next day he got sick. A trip to the emergency vet gave us the dreaded diagnosis of parvovirus. The vet recommended he be euthanized. We decided to try to save him. He was put on IV meds overnight. I took him to my vet the next day and I could tell he didn't think Willie would live. I spoon fed him chicken broth, rice, and bits of boiled chicken. Low and behold, he began to improve and after a few days it was clear he had survived.
Willie was my constant companion for 14 years. He suffered from hip dysplasia. The last few weeks his front legs started giving out on him. He would fall and whimper. Last weekend it became clear I had to do the right thing.  I made the hardest decision of my life and let him go. I miss him.  Run Free my faithful friend. I miss you!




Elaine said...

I am so sorry to hear about Willie. It is such a difficult decision, and it hurts so much, even though it is the right one. I recently had to take the same decision, it was so painful. Willie's sweet old face show what a lovely - and much loved dog he was. My thoughts are with you.x

B.J. McWhirter said...

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful fur person. You loved him and cared for him and he gave you his unconditional love. It doesn't get any better than that. He is over the Rainbow Bridge now waiting for you. You were blessed to have him in your life for 14 wonderful years and you have all those memories to comfort you. You were blessed.

Mitch and Molly said...

Our hearts are breaking for you, BJ.
Godspeed, Willie♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch, Molly and Sue

TexWisGirl said...

oh, bless you. what a sweet, sweet boy... i am so sorry.

and yes, i've noticed your absence and hoped all was well. i'm sorry for your loss.