I’ve been away for awhile and I’m starting to miss my 2 dogs, Louis and Emmie. Some of my friends affectionately call them Lulu and Mimi.
About 2 months ago, Emmie fell really sick. She had reoccurring stones, a swollen kidney and an inflamed bladder. The stones were so huge, they cut her kidney and she was bleeding internally. We had to either put her down or give her very expensive surgery and be prepared to fork out a hefty sum to get her checked every 2 months as well as place her on a special veterinary prescribed diet for the rest of her life. The doctor warned that it was a lifetime problem for her. This was going to cost me way more than putting her down and getting 3 more new dogs. But I love her and there was no way I could let go just because it was expensive.
While most of my friends supported and encouraged my decision to maintain her, there were a few that suggested I be more practical since illness usually worsens with age. I trust that all my friends and love ones had only the best intentions for me with their advice but the thing with love is that it’s essentially a rather impractical feeling.
Anyhow, all is currently well now with Emmie recovered from her surgery and playing happily as usual with Louis. She had to live with the plastic Elizabeth collar to prevent her from scratching her wounds till she healed. And she wasn’t allowed any bathes either so she pretty much looked quite unruly for awhile. Her untidiness makes her look like a little lioness especially when she yawns!!!!
Thank you to those that showed your concern for Emmie and showered me with encouraging words during the period. A special thank you also to Lerelyn who helped me take special care of Emmie while I was away so that I know she’ll get her daily medication. I’m blessed to have friends that also love and care about them. Emmie is doing so well now. 🙂