This morning I was going to share my Christmas mantel. But it doesn't seem important at the moment...
Decisions are not difficult for me to make, but there is one decision I finding hard to make.
I've heard people say you will know when it's the right time.
I remember my Mom saying something very similar to me when I was contemplating a divorce.
She said it will be like a little bird sitting on your shoulder, and you will know.
I thought what a strange thing to say, but it turned out to be turn.
But we are so struggling with this decision.
There are times my head thinks it's time, then my heart thinks it's time,
but never both together. Last Monday when we took our beloved "Laid Back" Bo to the vets we thought it would be our last time, but it wasn't.
Just a few hours ago we found Bo at the bottom of five stairs, he must of thought he could make it on his own. His mind and front legs are so willing, but his back legs just can't do it anymore. We now have placed a gate in front of the stairs.
We purchased a body harness about two months ago, this helps us get him up to his feet, and for lifting/carrying Bo down and up 5 stairs needed to go outside and in. We do this willingly and lovingly. I am honored to be helping Bo in any way I can.
He sleeps at our feet in the living room as we watch TV. All our floors are hardwood, and we have rugs everywhere, but he always seems to find the one spot that is bare wood and falls.
If you ask him if he wants to go for a walk his head pops up and his eyes are lite with excitement. We walk him using the harness to keep his back legs up. He loves his walks even though the distance is 4 houses up and back.
This is Laid Back Bo last December 2011...
Here's Bo after coming back from the beauty parlor in January 2012.
My biggest fear is that our decision is what's best for Bo, and not selfish on our parts.
So how does one know it's time?
Isn't getting older part of life all of us will experience?
Have you had to face this decision?