Join Date: May 2005
Location: Scotland Edinburgh
My Motorhome: Niesmann Bischoff Flair
Thanked 27 Times in 20 Posts
I always read the rainbow bridge posts and always have tears in my eyes thinking of the dogs I have lost in the past.
Now it is my turn to post a loss. We had to make the hardest decision to put our beloved Border Collie Pip to sleep on Monday. She had a good life, we rescued her from Battersea Dogs Home 11 years ago only to discover a few months later she had developed diabetes, we have spent the last 10 years worrying about keeping the fridge running to protect her insulin and keeping her weight exact to control her condition which we did well.
After 10 years of insulin she develop cataracts which we had removed in one eye 2 months ago. The procedure has a 95% success rate. Unfortunately, Pip was in the unlucky 5% when her retina detached leaving her completely blind in that eye.
Last week she stopped eating, no matter what we gave her she would not take it. We took her to the vet who offered antibiotics, but I could see in her little sweet face she was done and ready to go.
Thanks you Pip for your undying love you give us both
Run free darling