It’s always tough writing about grief. Still, I wanted to let you know how sad I’m feeling in sharing news about my sensational Border Collie/Husky rescue pup Molly. If you are a dog owner, you’ll know how our pets become family members and how tough it is to see them suffer.
Molly had been fighting pancreatitis. She had started responding to the meds the vet had her on. But then things started to deteriorate. Molly went into “severe cardiac arrest” and began bleeding from the nose and mouth with very labored breathing. By the time we were able to get her to the vet, Dr. Jennifer Sullivan – a terrific vet who has looked after both Molly and my other pup Macy (also a rescue dog, part Lab/part Shepherd) – explained that Molly had become comatose and would not be able to respond. “At best, she might languish through a couple of days but with tubes down her throat and no quality of life at all.” I asked her recommendation: “Peter, It’s time to let her go”. And so I gave permission to euthanize poor Molly.
She was cremated and the other day we spread her ashes at the wonderful off-leash park she loved so much in the town where I live.
Molly turned 14 last month which is a great run for a dog. She had a wonderful life and as much as I’ll miss her terribly, I would not want her to suffer.
Now, Macy will get undivided love!