Wednesday, November 9, 2011
For a few days, Boo Boo had a little discoloration in his mucus. When his nose ran, they would wipe his nose with a napkin. It looked like he had a puncture wound inside his nose, a little visible swelling, perhaps a hole from a cat claw when he took the mouse away from Minni Cat on Friday night? The vet told us it was far more than that. Boo Boo had a huge tumor in his nose, it had burst, bleeding badly and it had swollen so that it blocked his breathing. All in just a few minutes. He had been laying peacefully beside the computer desk at 3:00, then he began coughing, bleeding and being unable to breath, by 5:00 he had left us.
It is a total shock. We were ready to see Boo Boo slowly become more disabled from his bad hips and knees, slowly losing his mobility. We were not prepared to lose him so suddenly and without warning.
Sunday we learned that Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies had received a donation in Boo Boo's name. A donor had given a large quantity of glucosamine supplements and a walking assistance harness to fit Boo Boo and help him walk. Thank you for the donation, it will go to another rescue that needs help. We have too many older dogs in rescue these days, they will benefit from Boo Boo's donations.
Everyone should get another pet this evening. Chin Scratches for everyone and tummy rubs all around. Everyone should get another treat this evening. We never know how many pets and treats are left to us. Enjoy while you can.
Mogley G. Retriever