Just over three years ago, we rescued an almost 13 year old Miniature Poodle named Cherie. She was in bad shape! Her human parents had died of old age and her last months with them were spend confined in a cage. She had numerous medical issues but with the help of a great Vet, she improved. Since then, she was our constant companion. She immediately bonded with Marcel, our now 13 year old Miniature Poodle that has been with us a long time.
Cherie always had bladder issues due to degenerative bone disease in her spine. She actually had 6 vertebrae that were only shadows in the X-Ray. But, she was spry and loving. Recently, she has spent much of her time in our bedroom, sleeping in her bed. She has all but stopped eating, except for human food. Her bladder issues had also increased. And cleaning up her urine was a burden on me. She also developed difficulties walking and climbing steps. Her back legs caused her pain and the pain medicines the Vet gave her were not working. She would pace much of the time and this morning she could not lay down comfortably.
This morning, we knew it was time. So, Cherie died peacefully this morning.
She was a wonderful dog. She will be missed. Her passing hurts.