Lilly had cancer, we found out about a month ago. She had tumors on her liver, kidneys spleen and spine. She was a purebred beagle, and we were told shed only live to be 8-10 years old, and she passed her 13th year in may.
It was so sudden. Before i went to work, she was fine, begging and running around with my other dog, and when i came home and she didnt greet me, i went looking for her. Soon the whole family was looking for her and my dad found her in one of the basement window boxes, in a hole she dug for herself. We brought her inside, and called the emergency hotline to our 24 hour vet. My parents really wanted her to pass at home, because she couldent move at all, we thought one of her tumors finally was pressing against her spine, but she made it through the night, and when i got up, she was walking around, feebly, mind you, but still walking, and she drank some water, but threw it up.
We were getting ready to bring her to the vet to be put down, when my mom called up the stairs and told me to come down.
She waited til everyone left her alone, cause she was a proper lady, and noone could see her pass.
Weve been bringing her to the vet every month or so, so we knew it would be soon, but not so sudden.
She wasnt in any pain, no whimpering, only sighing like she does when wed pet her. She wasnt having bathroom problems, and was managing to keep small small amounts of water down.
My brother used to feed her table food, freaking whole pizzas, hotdogs, and all sorts of nasty stuff. But only him. He moved out about 6 years ago, and since then the only people food shed get is what she stole. She once flew through the air to get my boyfriends tuna melt. She didnt even chew it..just swallowed it and looked for more!
Shes been on wieght control food for most of her life, because of what my brother fed her, and stupid boy, would never believe me when i told him it was bad for her. He now has a dog of his own, who isnt trained, begs and steals and destroys everything. *sigh* You can only do so much.
Lilly was very well taken care of, very spoiled, and very loved. She was always a lady, never rough housed, howled when i would rough house with my Khodii, and never let anyone sniff her butt. She was very regal, and always proper, except when i came to fleeting moments, like when she ate a while muffin, right outta the oven, paper and all! It had barely hit the floor when it was down her throat.
Anyone whose ever had a hound knows the howl...BOOOOOOO!!! Me and my boyfriend have taken to howling whereever shed howl, cause shes not there to do it...
I miss her so much...
I hate it when people feed people food to dogs..they cant handle it! Its not healthy for them, and it allows them to continue behavior that shouldent be allowed.
Im partially glad that khodii throws up any people food. I can catch people who feed him table food, and it gives me an excuse to make people stop. Most people think its okay to slip other peoples dogs people food! Its not right!