My dear, sweet dog is showing the signs of a dog that knows it’s time on Earth is coming to a close. Confusion, shaking, weakness, behavior changes, loss of ‘control’, and the dreaded signs of not wanting to eat or drink. Luckily, one of the medications has jump-started her desire to eat, but she hasn’t touched anything to drink in two days. I’m mixing water into her food, but I know it won’t work forever. Katie just wants to curl up with either me or Lucy – and be loved. I’m supremely grateful that we’ve got time to say goodbye while she’s still able to walk outside with us, still able to enjoy a ‘good sniff in the wind’, still able to recognize us, and return our love.
Never in my life have I so wanted to be wrong about something, but I think she’s going to be moving on soon.
Amazingly, I’ve been learning some very interesting things over the last few days. Continue reading