After returning home from work on the evening of, Tuesday February 23, 2021, I finally came to the realization that Dudley had definitely suffered enough. I had to make that dreaded decision. Dudley has had enough. He was now on twice daily pain medication and for the past few days, he couldn’t even stand much less walk.
Wednesday afternoon, February 24, 2021, as we sat in the veterinarians quiet office, I held Dudley as close to my heart and chest as possible, kissing his little head and saying my goodbyes. As the relaxation shot took a quick hold on him, I kissed my little man Goodbye.
The vet administered the second shot which was the fatal one and it only took seconds as I felt him lightly fade. I sat in room, alone with him, holding him for as long as I could stand it. (it didn’t seem long at all), but he was gone, gone to heaven.
On Thursday, I was wondering if God had given him to Daisie yet (Daisie, my oldest baby who passed away 5.5 years ago and who had raised and trained Dudley). I was looking around the house to see pictures I had sitting out on shelves and walls, to find the ones with Dudley. I kept feeling that I’d missed one, when I looked at the wall above my bed and saw a professional picture of Dudley and Daisie together with their red Christmas Scarves on. It was the Christmas after I’d lost my baby, Dafney, to a bird bacteria. As I spotted this picture, with my little handsome man, my heart felt a knowing, a little relief. I knew then that he was with Daisie. And now he is in good form and can play ball again, his favorite thing to do.
After mulling over everything and looking at pictures in my phone, I realize the my little boy certainly did hold on and hang in there for “Me”, for the past 8-12 months. I believe I felt closer to him than any baby before. He was 15 years and almost 2 months of age.
Now it’s time for more attention for my other babies, who have graciously stood by and waited all during Dudley’s state and care.
Thank you for all you dear, dog loving, supporters of my baby dogs and their blog.