September 18, 2007

Death of a Friend

We just got back from the vets; Zippy's longtime companion Melina, a 16 year old Aussie Cattle Dog, had to be put to sleep.

We're pretty weepy here....even though we know it was the right thing to do. She had cataracts and slowly went blind over the past 5-6 years; that slowed her down a lot. A few weeks ago, started to get incontinent and went off her food. We've been trying to feed her a special diet, then chicken, then Ensure....but she was not eating, nror drinking. She was getting dehydrated. It was time.

RIP Melina, you kept us safe and brought us much joy over the years. Join your long time rival Mauzie, and Nipsy. We'll all be there soon enough.


Staci said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I never had a dog when I was a kid, so the two we have now will be sorely missed when the day comes that we lose our first.

Lena said...

cute doggie. nice blog.