Smiles to you my friends,
Our beloved dog, Bo, has been struggling with numerous medical problems over the last year.
Bo has survived even when we didn't think he could.
We thought, as least for now, that he was doing better.
That we didn't need to face the inevitable "question".
But as the a last few months passed, we've hidden from the truth, left it unspoken and unanswered.
Since last week avoidance is no longer possible.
Our hearts are so heavy knowing the time has come, to ask and answer - Is It Time?
Our journey has been a torturous one! If I'm being honest we've been in denial.
Easier for us to avoid it?
You see we don't want to lose our Bo, we are selfish, so we have been running from it!
Here is our Bo just a little more over a year ago.
I won't share a recent picture with you since he has changed so.
Pounds thinner, legs weaker, and a little less spirit each day,
It's happened, at least to us, very suddenly.
I wonder if its because when you see someone you love every day, like aging, is less noticeable?
Bo moves so much slower, and it is more difficult for him to get up and down the stairs.
So now we carry him up and down the stairs - a small thing to do.
We take him outside with us, and he falls a sleep where ever we place him, such a deep, deep sleep.
Bo can't get up on his own like he use to - so the time by our feet is less and less.
But it became painfully real when a few weeks ago we had Bo shaved down.
You see Bo doesn't do very well in the heat, so much like his Mom. Bo and I dislike heat and humidity so!
Oh how very thin he looked - his gorgeous full coat hid a lot.
We can no longer be in denial.
We have an appointment tomorrow morning, with a Homeopathic Veterinarian.
Hubs and I have practiced Homeopathy for well over 7 years, so it is what we want for Bo also.
Tomorrow is the day, that unhappily, the dreaded question will be answered.
I think Bo knows it's time!
I don't know if we do!