Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Best laid plans

I was going to post a Christmas photo possibly everyday .
Have my Christmas card done ready to mail, packages ready to post.
Stuff happens.

Why I have brought this up today is some very upsetting health problems have come up.

Truffles is daughters dog who is living with me right now.
When daughter adopted her, Truffles
was tossed out of a car and could not use her back legs because of a back injury. 
She was not adoptable in this condition.
Daughter was working at the Humane Society in the clinic, when the vet was going to 
euthanize her. Molly looked at her and Truffles was wagging her tail.
 Molly took her home. 
Truffles had a very hard and sad life till Daughter took her home. 
Can you say luxury of  love, good food and fluffy pillows.

Last year she has a cancerous growth on her leg removed. It has grown back, bigger.
The oncologist wants to remove her front leg and start chemo.. This is not an option 
for Truffles with the back injury, leg problems and her age.
She has also started seizures. Monday she had 3 within a few hours and
last night she had two. Now is on meds three times a day,  6am, 2pm and 10pm.
She also is almost completely deaf and lost most of her eyesight. 
Everyday she wakes up happy and loves to wander around the yard wagging her tail.
She is even playing abit with Winston and Agatha. Lays in the sun a sniffs the breezes.
She is a sweetheart and is such a Princess to us.

 That is her bad leg.
Sleeping with me as I am trying to take a photo.
Yes, I am spoiling her.

  A favorite photo just enjoying the day

woof !
See the waggie tail and part of a box iwinston had destroted.
Life is so good.

cheers,  parsnip and badger


  1. I am so sorry to hear this Gayle. Incredibly sad. I but know you will give her the best of all possible care and love as Sweet Truffles transitions to the bridge. Hopefully with no fuss or muss, just surrounded by the wonderful compassion and kindness she has with you now. X

  2. How happy you have made this little dog Gayle. How wonderful that she is ending her life as a happy dog - you will know when her time comes - until them you are giving her love and making her feel loved. That's all that matters.

  3. You have been a blessing to this little dog and given her a happy life...But I know this does not make it any easier for you all. So sorry.

  4. I'm so sorry, but I know you will continue loving and spoiling her as long as you can. She's been blessed to have been rescued by you. Then again, I'm sure you feel blessed to have had her, too.

  5. You and your family have done right by her, and she knows she's okay with you, however long she'll have. I'm sorry.

  6. It breaks my heart to see her so happy with you. Thank goodness you found each other and now she has the love and proper care she deserves. She was meant to come to you and your big-hearted daughter. Thank goodness for people like you guys. X

  7. That's so sad , at least she's living with people who love her.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about sweet Truffles’ health condition. But she is a very lucky dog to have come into you and your family’s life. She gets unconditional love and care. No wonder she is so happy every day. Sending hugs x

  9. It was sad to read about Truffles health problems worsening. I hope she will rally and have more time to enjoy her wonderful new life with you, your family, and gud dog Winston, and sweet Agatha, and your kitty, too. I loved the photograph where she is standing, her head held high feeling the light on her face and smelling the desert air. She looks so happy in that pic.

  10. Loving your gentle kind . . .

  11. How wonderful that little dog Gayle ending her life.

    have a great day

  12. This makes me very sad, dear friend. I hope there is an answer, a solution, to help Truffles so that she can go on living and enjoying you and her canine companions. She is an inspiration because, hard and painful as her life has been, she greets each new day with fresh enthusiasm.

  13. You and Molly have given Truffles the life that she could never have imagined. She is so loved, warm, comfortable, has a full tummy, beautiful soft beds, and whatever health care she needs.

    It is wonderful just what vets can do these days, but you are right not to agree to procedures that may well cause more stress, more harm than good, and at the end of the day may not extend her life. It is a terribly hard decision to make, but one that demonstrates your kindness and unconditional love.

    Teary hugs to you all. xx 🐾 🐾 🐾

  14. Poor Truffles, she looks a sweet little dog. There are responsibilities that come with owning and loving an animal. I'm sure you will know when the balance of illness with quality of life requires a decision and that, no matter how hard, you will make the right choice. For now you are giving three sets of four paws a very happy life - well done, Parsnip! With love, Rx.

  15. Oh, it's so difficult knowing a sweet dog's days are numbered. Happily, Truffles doesn't know it. She will enjoy the time she has left with you knowing only that she is well loved.