Saturday, June 23, 2007

A sad goodbye....

Sadly, the time we all knew was coming arrived. Poor Kita has just been getting worse and worse over the past several months. She was hobbling around the yard, but even that had slowed down. Mostly she just laid there. She started peeing and pooping just wherever she happened to be. I knew something was really wrong then, as dogs just do not do that. She was such a filthy, stinky, mess. She stopped eating almost completely. Once a healthy chunky dog.... now down to skin and bones. It was pitiful seeing her day after day in the yard looking so sad. Yesterday she couldn't walk at all. Clint gave her THREE pain pills.... and there was no change. She was pulling herself around with her front paws and her back legs were just flopping around. Last week he had discovered a huge mass on her backside. Our guess is the arthritis was causing her leg / hip to twist and buckle. That had to be causing her pain. So, Clint made the very difficult decision it was time to put her out of misery. *sigh* We all know I wasn't crazy about the dog, but I'm still really sad to see her go. I will miss her. She was a member of our family. And she really was a good, sweet, gentle, dog. It was the humane thing to do. No sense in keeping a poor animal alive suffering when her medical problems would just get worse and worse. By rottweiler standards, she was very old. Clint took it pretty hard. It's just so heartbreaking to say goodbye to an animal you've loved and raised from a puppy. The unconditional love of a pet can not be replaced. He is having her cremated, and we'll burry her ashes in the back yard in "her" spot.

R.I.P - Nikita. November 1998 - June 2007.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:45 PM

    She was in her teens, wasn't she? --
    lol read this & for some reason its strikes me sooo funny. especially since the LAST sentence of this blog says 1998-2007. DUH!