This is my nephew Love Bug. He came into our family over 18 years ago…. My aunties found him on the street and after a week of searching for his owners brought him to my moms house. My mom fell in love with him and has had him ever since. A few years later my sister moved back home to my moms house and Love Bug and her formed this bond that was too insane for me to understand. Hence…..he became my nephew. My sister has no children so he was her baby.
He is a little old man who was slowly shutting down. He lost most of his site a few years back and other problems started occurring. I did ask my sister if she talked with him …to let him know he could go if he needed to. You know…..cross over. And she claimed she did…..but from what I could see she wasn’t ready to let him go. My sister called me Monday to tell me that he was really sick and they were taking him to the Vet Tuesday. My mom called me as well to let me know that he was shutting down and probably dying. My mom didn’t think my sister would tell me the whole story.
My sister called me yesterday after the Vet visit crying. They wanted to put him to sleep right there because he was in pain. Everything is shutting down. But my sister wants him to pass at home and asked for pain medicine to hold him over until he does pass. They gave him pain medication and he is home now (they sent this picture of him last night) They made his bed as comfortable as possible. And as I was typing this she called and I could hear him in the background. I am so sad about this and more sad about my sister. I love that dog…but animals have a better understanding of death I believe. My sister…..I don’t know if she will be ok.
I am going to go to South Dakota next week and will be bringing my sister back home with me for a few weeks. California is her home state…and I think being around the Ocean air will help her heal.
Anyhow…..the forecast calls for 3 days of rain and the clouds started rolling in. I think I will be staying home the next few days and just catching up on my reading and awaiting the news on Love Bug.