Thursday, January 8, 2009
My dog is getting very old. He is 13 this year..wait 12 or 13. lol Anyway his hearing is getting very bad. He will howl at the door almost up until we walk up to him thinking we are gone. He also has started not being able hold his pee... And since he is a 3 legged dog ( accident while a tiny pup) his back leg that is left has bad arthritis. O.K back to the peeing.
Tonight he pees on the floor in the kitchen..I'm so thankful that it is on the hard wood and not the carpet. ( thanks goddess we own a steam cleaner!) I tell the kids to wait in the TV room while I clean it up. Not listening, my 3 year old goes running though the kitchen, I yell for him to stop, and he does right in the puddle. His whole body slips and falls banging his head and most of his upper body in the pee puddle. Poor boy got hurt and was also covered in dog piss. Did I mention he JUST got out of the bath? I carried him up stairs and put him in the shower to clean off the pee. All he said while crying was "I just wanted to get my night night" Ahh little guy.
On the dog subject, I just don't know what to do? I know he needs to see a vet again..but I don't want to prolong his life by just doping him up on drugs so he sleeps all day and I carry him outside to pee ( if I'm lucky). I also DON'T feel comfortable saying when he needs to expire, but I also don't want him to have a crappy quality of life?