"Today was an extremely difficult day for me and my girl Jingle. Jingle couldn't walk or even get up for the past few months. She could only raise her head, but still had all her senses about her. After months of battling bed sores, changing her and setting her up on pillows, it was time to let go - even though BOTH of us weren't ready. My heart is broken. It is 5 years ago today that a shelter worker begged me to take her. She was 10 years old, sight unseen and I said yes. Jingle and I went thru a lot the passed 5 years. The day before she came home, she was diagnosed with high positive heartworm. They asked me if I still wanted her (DUH). After her treatment, I noticed a lump. I took her to the vet and there the vet took out a piece of bullet from an old bullet wound. In the past 18 months, she had 2 bouts of old dog vestibular and then a stroke. The fighter that she was, after 2 months of not walking, I got her on her feet again. This time she couldn't.
By the way, she got her name by the Humane Officer in Indiana that tried to catch her for 3 days on the interstate the week of Christmas 2004."
Our hearts are heavy for you today, Kathy. RIP Jingle, you were certainly very loved and will be missed.
Jingle is in our 2010 Pet Photo Calendar. She's in the March pics, with the St. Patrick's Day outfit.