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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Holding Our Breath...

Holding our breath for blood work to come back tomorrow...if it comes back normal Pepper has about 6 months before she may not be able to walk any longer...she has an infection but also the worse case of spinal arthritis the vet has ever seen...so it will be a question of 'quality of life' if the blood work is ok. Staying hopeful & prayerful ♥


  1. OMG, I am so sorry. It's never good when our four-legged friends have health issues. I hope the blood work works in Pepper's favour.

  2. Sweet friend...I sooo understand you heart. I've been there twice with my beautiful and dearly beloved pets... I just wish they lived as long as we do, don't you?

    My Mollie (Yorkie) is 8 and I'm trying to celebrate her life and all she means to us every single day. One day I know we won't have her and the only thing I can think of doing to honor her when that day comes is to bless another sweet (and maybe a stray) doggie with our love and care.

    Blessings to you...praying the news is good.

    Love, Rebecca

  3. Hopeful for you here too!
    Had to take one of my Boxer's to the vet last week. He had a high fever and infection.
    I read something a little boy said. He said the reason dogs lives such short lives is this: People live a long time because it takes them a long time to learn how to love, but dogs already know how and thats why they are with us for a short time.

  4. Lara, I'm so sorry. This is so hard! I can tell by his eyes how much he's loved and he knows it! Blessings

  5. I'll be crossing my fingers for your baby. My Riley has hip problems and has a hard time walking. I understand.


  6. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way, Lara.
    Know that I've been where you are now and know where your heart and mind are these days. Looking forward to hearing good news.
    Hugs from FL,
    Donna, Kes and Fezzik
    xoxo ^..^

  7. Lara, I am so sorry about Pepper. I have been where you are and my heart goes out to you. It is so hard to know what to do when our beloved friends are suffering. I asked my vet when I would know that it was time. He said that when my dog quit being happy to see me (no tail wagging, no emotion at all) then I would know that he no longer had any quality of life. That day came and it was hard but I knew I was doing the right thing and although I still miss him so much, I do not regret my decision.

    Ms.Givens, I believe that little boy was right!

  8. Thanks for being so brave. Your courage is inspiring.