Monday, March 1, 2010

dogs, doodle diary 3/1


I'm dealing with all kinds of dog drama right now, and haven't felt very funny or 'toony' lately. My little Yorkie with a severe heart condition still isn't eating and I really thought today was the day the spouse and I would take her in to be euthanized. She's wasting away and obviously suffering, but my partner cannot let her go yet. He still has "hope" despite evidence that there's no hope left. The dopey doctor sent us home with a pricey food meant for anorexic dogs that we now have to wipe across the roof of her tiny mouth by hand. She hates it. I hate it. It sucks for all of us. I was vetoed and she'll live on another day. I sometimes think I'm a little too practical and coldhearted for situations like this; I grew up on a farm and animal mortality is a very real and hard fact that I learned early on. Maybe I'm not the right person to make these decisions anyway.


So be forewarned that there may be more doodles and sketchbook pages here for a few days. I can only be funny enough for my job and there's not much to spare at the moment.


10 comments:

Chris said...

Hate to hear that Russ. First the shepherd and now the Yorkie:(

Our thoughts are with you.

Astaryth said...

Awww... Man... That just Sucks! Sorry you are having to deal with this. I remember the ups and downs when we were dealing with my cat who had cancer. Hang in there. {{hugs}}

Chef E said...

My heart goes out to you, hugs

Taking care of ill babies is a hard thing to do, whether pets or children, and it does cause you to lose the ability to keep a creative flow. It took me from 02 till the past year to write again.

Tracie said...

Sorry to hear this.

Vickie said...

Sad news - what a hard time for levity. Hugs!

Debra said...

i was thinking, dude that sucks, and then i saw the word verification choice and it applies:

dude, that snosc!

Paula said...

Sorry to hear this so doodles will do 'til you feel better.

cmh said...

I am designating YOU as the person who is allowed to pull my plug when the time comes.
Poor Pete. I hope he lets her go soon.

FrankandMary said...

Russ,

I am so very sorry about Bebe.

All you've written about Pete in the past tells me that he is a gentle, kind soul; he will let Bebe go. He'll do it for her. I do not think he is being selfish; I think he probably wants to give her a chance. Hope is a great thing. We should all have some - we don't, but we should.

~Mary

Big Mark 243 said...

'... not enough to spare at the moment...' I think I understand that feeling and I AM going to use that line, soon or eventually. Whichever.