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20 June 2012 @ 02:35 pm
 
Lexy

I thought that I'd share a collage that I made of my girl Lexy.  She has been my partner in crime for the past 10 years. 

Unfortunately we have a vet appointment on Friday and we think that we will likely have to say goodbye.  She is showing signs of dementia.  She's not eating much, has lost her housebreaking, struggles to get up and down, has balance issues and falls constantly, gets lost around the house, and unfortunately the worst part is that she doesn't even recognize her name when we call her.  The vet tech said to prepare to say goodbye, although the vet is going to do a full exam and make sure that it is the right decision.  

She has been such a fantastic pet.  I've always told people that owning a boston is nothing like owning any other dog.  They should be put into a class of their own.  She gave me so many great years and I just want to do what is best for her.  I don't want to see her struggle, and I don't want to keep her around suffering simply because I don't want to let her go.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers Friday.  If this is the right thing to do, then I am going to see her through it and stay right by her side until the end.  I almost feel like this is worse than losing a person.  Dogs love you unconditionally, no matter what you say or do.  Their hearts are so pure.  

I want to thank those of you who are taking the time to read this.  I just needed an outlet.  <3
 
 
I am feeling: melancholyBittersweet
 
 
 
Glorious kind and always on time: muffuletta in a boxuberjackalope on June 20th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Aw, you've made me tear up. This decision is the hardest one in the world to make, but you are doing exactly what you should. Bostons are indeed in a class of their own. Thank you for sharing the collage of Lexy photos. I'm sure she's as grateful for your 10 years together as you are. I'll be thinking of both of you and sending comforting thoughts and prayers your way. Hang in there. <3
Amy H. Sturgis: VA/Love Meeldritchhobbit on June 20th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
What a sweet and beautiful girl. I'm keeping both of you in my thoughts. *hugs*
Nancie: Personal - Oliver and Banjo Supporteicnan on June 20th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry. That unconditional love makes it so much harder to say goodbye to a pet than a human.
Madalyn: bt: capellalovebird on June 20th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
No words can help but I couldn't read without leaving a comment. I am so sorry. <3 Lexy looks adorable.
Nancy: Stella Bella Blue - 13.5 weeksthebabynancy on June 21st, 2012 05:59 am (UTC)
*HUGS*
catluv66catluv66 on June 21st, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
The pictures are beautiful. Please stay strong.
Sheribooksaremyhabit on June 21st, 2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, my Tink is getting to the same place, it's so sad.
trixie_the_lips: Alice is so hotttrixie_the_lips on June 22nd, 2012 01:43 am (UTC)
My heart is with you and Lexy. *hugs*
sportma2sportma2 on June 22nd, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
Lexy
So sorry to hear about Lexy's issues. I had a Chow that got in this condition and the whole family went to the vet with me. My heart goes out to you, but your thinking is very rational. I lost my first Boston last September to an accident. I cried for a week. The vet called me and a lady needed to find a home for a Boston ASAP, so I took her. It was a great decision. Thinking of you.