We recently sold our house of 9 yrs,and moved to a new house. We brought with us our 15 year old shih-tzu Cupid,and our 2 yr old rescue cat Lucy. Cupid had been moving slower and slower this last year, but really started to go downhill after the move.
She had been steadily losing weight,and we were appalled to realize she had shrunk from a buddah size rolly polly 18 pounds, down to 9 pounds in just a few short months.
The master shipper had bought her for me as a wedding gift 15.5 years ago,and you can just imagine what i was feeling to watch her decline.As a pet owner,you know the day will come eventually but how do you prepare for it?
Anyhow, after 2 months of gladly getting up with her 4-5x a night to take her outside, it became apparent that she wasn’t enjoying her life anymore. I made the painful decision the first week of november 2008, to let her go.
I miss her every single day.