It was a challenging weekend. After a “successful” day of digging again, our pup suffered another mini stoke during the night on Saturday. Similar to the last stroke she was not able to walk and was not interested in eating or drinking. There is/was nothing we can do but wait and see if she recovers and keep her comfortable. If she does not recover, the vet recommended we put her down. By noon on Sunday things were not looking good. The thought of putting on a happy face and having people over was almost unbearable. I was ready to cancel the BBQ for Buckaroo’s birthday and prepare for the worst.
But not cancelling the BBQ was the best thing I could have done for myself, my pup and Buckaroo. He is/was having a very hard time. Our pup and Buckaroo have literally grown up together. Having the BBQ allowed us to have and feel some normalcy amongst the sadness. There were lots of laughs shared and so much love surrounding our pup. And I think we all felt better about things.
After another challenging night, our pup seems to be perking up a little. She is eating and drinking and with help, can almost walk. She is still very wobbly, but even so, it’s a sign she may pull out of this. Only time will tell. I am exhausted from not being able to get any restful sleep and feel anxious about being home alone with her. My worst fear is being home alone and having her fall asleep and not wake up.
After finishing up an assignment that is due this evening, I plan to spend the day resting and hopefully catching up on some much-needed sleep and go for a run later. And I look forward to seeing what you pretty awesome people have been up too.
How was your weekend?
Do you consider your pets part of your family?
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!