I heard on CBC that the most people will pay out for the health of their dogs is $1500. At that point, they simply euthanize or abandon them. It gives me such a warm fuzzy feeling that people's pets mean so much to them. Those people are the same ones who say 'it's just a dog'. Why did they get a dog in the first place, then?
Having said that, I am looking for alternatives to paying about $22,000.00 over 10 years in enzymes. There are over-the-counter and on-line human versions that are just less than half the price that I am trying and so far, so good. I'm also going to try beef pancreas. I'm hoping he is one of the few whose pancreas begins to work again as his pancreas shutdown was from the stress of travel. I can always hope.
I couldn't imagine giving up that happy hop as he dances on his hind legs as I walk to his food dish. The way he mimicks Zeetie getting onto the bed before me, lying full out, waiting to cuddle. Once he's had enough, like Zeetz, he curls up at the end of the bed. The way his ears bounce around as he walks along. The way he comes running as soon as he hears the car keys. The way he wiggles and wiggles and rubs around on his back in the grass, his skinny frog legs flying in the air. The way he lies in the sunshine, his head up and eyes closed as he soaks in the warmth. Killing him is not an option nor is 'giving' him away.
He looks so good here compared to what he looks like now although he's starting to put weight on, again.
A reflective moment.