Such a sweetheart. I'm so sorry, Catherine.
I'm so sorry, Catherine. He will be missed.
It was time. More than time. God, he was so dehydrated the vet couldn't get the needle into his vein! I petted him the entire time, and his body was absolutely skeletal. Barely 4 lbs., and most of that edema, from a dog whose healthy weight was 7 lbs, and who in his "porky Yorkie" stage at one point hit NINE pounds. He was drinking tons of water, but losing it faster than he could take it in. Kidneys were quite possibly shutting down. It was time.
Try to enjoy your trip and having your kids and grand daughters all together---be safe.
Oh, I will, Brenda. I'm sure this was his time, and this trip is the best distraction ever. There will be tons of photos and laughs and stories!
Goodbye, little bossy dog. Rest in peace. I know you will miss him, Catherine.Kimmen
Oh Murphy Murphy Murphy - Oh CatherineI'm so sorry
Poor little guy. Knowing it was time doesn't make it any less sad. I think dogs like Murphy know when it's time, and make it plain for us thick humans. He wanted you to be able to go to Asheville without worrying about him.
Oh I feel so sad, even knowing you did the right thing for Murphy. I'm sitting here at my desk crying. Even tho I know you and Murphy only "virtually" I still feel the loss. He was such a great little guy and companion to you and yes, to Sohpie (even tho she may not always have appreciated him :-) ) and I loved hearing about all his antics. My thoughts are with you and I am glad you will have the distractions of being with your family in Asheville. ElizabethP.S. Partly my tears are for me too, since I anticipate having to make this kind of decision in the not too distant future for my 18 yo fuzzball. I hope I can be as strong as you.
What a wonderful dog, he gave you a lot of love and you gave it back to him as well. Enjoy your trip in peace. Best of luck to you and Sophie.Milissa
So many hugs to you, Catherine. He was mighty and lived the good life and the gave it the good fight till the end. it is the hardest thing love requires of us.
You loved him forever, and he couldn't ask for more than that. The hardest part of having a pet is knowing (hoping) that you will outlive them and can take care of them when necessary.
I'm sorry for your loss.
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