Monday, October 18, 2010


We need more of it.
There's never enough.

I'll tell you that having pets is wonderful, fulfilling and even therapeutic. Anyone can tell you that my home is run for the convenience of my dog. 

My dogs name is H. 

H is a world traveller. He reads the Wall Street Journal and invests in stocks and bonds. He was the finance minister in Abu Dhabi, he invests in Sonic Cards and he's owned restaurants with his old bud Squirt. His recent adventure was with the miner's in Chile. He rode down in the Phoenix capsule and he loved his little miners hat. He was especially happy to meet El Presidente.

All of my dogs have alter egos. H is especially easy because he's just a happy guy. I just adore this little dog.

I had to take him to the vet because he was bleeding from his backside. The vet told me that he has tumors and the outlook isn't good. He is going to give me a week to see if the swelling will go down. If it doesn't he advised me to make a difficult decision. H is getting up there in years and I've known that time is getting short but it doesn't make it any easier.

Not good.

It's never easy to make this kind of a decision. They don't ask a whole lot. They just want to be loved. They give you everything that they have and ask for so little in return. I won't let him suffer but I'll tell you, this is going to be tough.

I just want more of it for my little guy.


  1. You have torn my heart out and stomped it on the ground. OMG, Rose. I am so, so sorry. I can't even bear to think about this. It is so very hard to lose a pet, a part of the family. I am just so very sorry.


  2. Rose,
    I'm so terribly sorry about your dog. They really pull your heart strings, don't they? I had to make a difficult decision regarding my cat, Tora last year. His heard was bad and kept throwing clots. We finally put him to sleep. Hardest choice to make regarding your pet. If there's anything I can do, let me know.
    Thinking of ya!

  3. I am so, so sorry! I had to go through this devastating time 2 years ago with my kitty Mr. Man - sending love & prayers to both of you.

  4. So sorry to hear about H. I know how hard it is to go thru something like this. A wise friend told me that animals have a way of letting you know when it is time, as did our Punkin at the end of July when we put her down due to kidney disease.

  5. Oh my gosh, I'm sooo sorry. :( That is so sad. I really hope & pray you don't have to put him down!! :(

  6. Dear Rose,
    I hope Mr. H is doing okay as I write. I'm very sorry he has tumors. I know it is completely heartbreaking when our pets get a serious illness.
    They are our most beloved companions, I think, because they are always by our side.
    Your love for him shines through in your words, as they always have, so I am sure Mr. H knows how much he is loved.

    With hugs and dogkisses for Mr.H
    and Rose's heart.


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