Doodle “Thanks”


My precious pooch of fluffy white will go through surgery tomorrow morning to repair a torn meniscus and ACL in his left rear leg.  Yes, this doodle dog of mine seems to be living with “Chronic Conditions.”  Like me and others in my family.  This will be his third surgery on two of his four fuzzy legs within the last three years.  It will be followed by another eight weeks of rehab here at my home.  When I asked the vet if I had any other possible options, there was only one.  “You could put him down,” she said, adding “I don’t think you want to do that.”

Obviously the good doctor is right.  No, I do not want to put my Doodle dog “down” simply because he had an accident with his leg.  I am his mother in a way.  Several years ago, when this four pound cream puff climbed into my lap, up my arm and licked my face…he stole my heart along the way.  How can I put a price on that?  No way….

So tomorrow at 8 am, Doodles will be dropped off at a little building of red brick and burnished stone with windows of bright light.  There, he’ll silently sleep while the skill of a surgeon’s hands will repair his injured leg.

Doodles would like to thank everyone for their best wishes and prayers.  No more pain, no more surgeries….ever.  Please????

Cute Bichon Frise puppy sitting on grey background

34 thoughts on “Doodle “Thanks”

    • Lol, Dan, my husband had to ‘think’ about my “judgement” for a moment…then he agreed. “What if I had a bad leg,” he asked? “Would you put ME down?” So, tomorrow, off we go. Thanks for everything, Dan.

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  1. Doodles is now in my prayers as of now. I have a cat named Doodles so this dog right away stole my Heart. I pray this is the last surgery ever and that for the rest of his Life he is healthy and pain free. My prayers are with Doodle’s Mom too. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      • I’ve been through too many harrowing experiences with my own cats, so I really know what you are feeling right now. You are in my prayers with Doodles, and that won’t change until all is well again. Hang in there! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      • I am really sorry, Sweetheart. OH, I can feel your pain. I really really feel badly. Perhaps it is now time to think about quality of life. I KNOW this is a heartbreaking decision, but is it worth all this pain for Doodles to again to go through? Please don’t take this the wrong way. Please take care of yourself. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      • Oh, Amy, you are so sweet. I don’t take your comment negatively at all. Before my decision was made the vet advised me. And, since he is in “A-1 shape” except for his leg, I decided to go for it. His other rear leg has already been taken care of, and his front legs can not sustain this type of injury so hopefully, we’re in the clear! He’s already begging me to get out of “jail,” at home. No luck, he has to mend. Thank you, Amy, for all of your loving thoughts. Your kind heart shines through. Blessings.

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      • I am SO relieved you didn’t take my words wrong. What I suggested is THE most painful and hardest decision to make. It is one that I have promised my cats that when the quality of Life is no longer more then not, I will assist them to the Rainbow Bridge. This is Love. Unconditional Love. And man, it is SOOOOOO nearly impossible to do. I will pray that Doodles’ other legs remain healthy and that his recovery is quick as a wink!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      • Thank you, Amy. So hard it is to cross that “Rainbow Bridge” with those close to your heart. I had to make that decision about four years ago. Almost like I had lost a child! 😦

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      • It IS like choosing a child. I had to do that with two of my cats at one time. You talk about heartbreak. I still am not over it, and it was well over one year that I had to do it. Take good care of YOU and your Doodles. LOVE is the best Healer of all. (((HUGS))) Amy

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