These pictures are of our dog in his younger years. We took him in when he was just a pup and we had 11 wonderful years with him. He was getting on in his years and lived to be an old man. Throughout the past year is hearing and sight had begun to go and got worse by the end of the year. Because if this, he became terrified of just a pin drop and became temperamental and has even snapped at my husband and I and even our kids.
It wasn’t his fault and his age was too much for him. We started to notice in the past couple months that he was even having difficulties getting up but then other days, he was still just as playful as ever. The past week has been terrible for him. He started acting very strange, trying to hide in the smallest parts of the house in closets, etc. and wouldn’t go outside. This was also when he started to get more temperamental. My husband and I decided that it was time because his problems were just getting worse.
This was absolutely the hardest thing that we have ever had to do and I am still very sadened about it. My husband took him in today to be put down.
The vet told my husband that he really didn’t think he would live much longer anyway and that he truly believed that because of his strange behaviour, he was looking for a place to go and didn’t want to go outside because he wanted to be with his family. I felt horrible for doing this but I believe it was for the best. The vet put him down this evening even though it was so late to ease our minds that he didn’t have to spend his last night being stuck in a kennel until morning.
His name was Buddy Dog. I know, it’s kind of a strange name isn’t it? His name is actually Buddy but when our daughter was little, she always put Dog at the end of his name for some reason and so it just stuck. He was a great family member, friend and protector. He was our first kid and we had the best times throughout the years as our family grew.
You are already missed terribly and we love you so much old man….