Wednesday, November 26, 2008


My poor DS called this morning to tell me his dog Gideon had passed away. He was so upset he couldn't get the words out. He had taken him to the vet hospital yesterday morning because he was so sick and they called him this morning to inform him Giddy didn't make it. He is completely devastated. He is on his way out here to have his daddy help him build a casket of some sort and to bury his buddy. It's going to be a long day, my son is very soft hearted and loves his animals. Gideon is the one between DS's feet.

I place part of the blame on the vet. DS had taken the dogs twice to get shots and both times the vet put him off saying they needed other things worse. Once it was flea and worm medicine and the next time it was allergy medicine. He told DS that he didn't want to give them shots until the allergies and other stuff was better. Gideon tested negative for all dog diseases yesterday but the vet said it had to be parvo because of the symptoms. He tested him over and over and it was always negative. I guess we will never know because DS wouldn't let them do an autopsy. He will blame himself because he could have gotten the shots later but put it off.....I hear his car....time to go.


kim-d said...

Oh, Katy! I am so, so sorry for DS. I know what it is like to lose a beloved pet; there truly is not much difference between losing a pet and losing any other beloved family member. I think that is the way it is for all animal lovers. He is going to be very sad for a long time, and my heart goes out to him.

kim-d said...

Thinking of DS especially this morning, Katy, and keeping him especially in my prayers and thoughts.

In spite of it all, I hope you and SH, DD, DS and the whole crew have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Say hi to SH for me, and tell DD I love her and think of her all the time!

Talk to you later, Dear Friend!

Monkling said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, in spite of that.

Lanny said...

I'm so sorry!