The day I have been dreading for the last few months has arrived. It’s time to say goodbye to the best dog ever, Dazey. I know we’re not supposed to have favorites, be they animals or children, but in my 66 years as a dog lover I just couldn’t help it. This little bundle of love was rescued out of the hands of an evil scumbag ready to throw her into a dog fight as bait due to her being the runt of the litter. Disgusting on every level. She then wound up in the hands of a crack addict who was going to leave her in a crate on the streets of Baltimore. Needless to say, she was not in the best shape when we got her. She has gotten deep into my heart like no other, and I have loved all my dogs and all yours as well. I just think they are the purest form of unconditional love on the planet, and their name spelled backwards is no accident.
While we do have Syd and Sawyer, also rescues and I know Dazey is suffering and the time has come, there is something else that deeply troubles me. In my lifetime Dogs have never been considered a luxury, but with the prices of Veterinary care skyrocketing they are rapidly becoming just that. I know prices on everything have gone through the roof but $600 to give a dog a compassionate injection and a dignified end of life is just another in a long line of Vet bills that have blown my mind in the last few years. And that is no extras, like paw prints or special urn or any one of a few hundred items they are ready to upsell you. It’s disgusting.
What I am concerned about is that Senior Citizens and really most people are not going to be able to afford rescuing these animals, simply due to the cost. That’s a damn shame and as usual it all comes down to greed.
So bid a fond farewell to my favorite girl as she heads to that Rainbow Bridge, she will forever remain in my heart.
1/26/2023 06:55:47 pm
She was such a good girl! I will miss her antics and silly self. God speed Mike, Cathy and Anastasia.
1/26/2023 07:32:19 pm
Never was a dog more loved Mike. She was a lucky girl to have found you guys and my heart goes out to you at this very sad time. Much love and sincerest condolences. Maggie. Big hugs.
Martha S Vaughan
1/26/2023 09:12:28 pm
Dear Mike. I know she was special. I felt the same way about my pittie mix who left us in November. I am so sorry but so happy that she was there for you as you were for her. Always in your heart. HUGS from Martha
1/26/2023 09:14:42 pm
Not sure how this works, so I may be repeating myself. I know this special dog captured your heart. Pitties are the best. My Penny was my sweet sister and we said goodbye in November. HUGS
1/26/2023 10:32:44 pm
Hey Mike, I know the pain involved in these decisions as I had to do the same humane thing on December 20. When I went in to pay the bill 10 days later I realized how expensive being humane to our special creatures can cost. I, at this time, can afford this but I know a neighbor who had the same task a few weeks ago. I had to loan him ( it will be a gift but he doesn't know that) the funds to take care of his sweet little girl. My heart is heavy for you as I am still having, in house flashbacks" about my boy Lou. Love you Mike.
1/27/2023 02:49:04 pm
So sorry, Mike. Gets harder and harder each time as we grow older.
2/7/2023 09:30:04 am
Hi Mike, Your comments about pets becoming a luxury due to steep increases in the costs of veterinary care touch on a shared deep concern.
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