I would like to introduce my 'D' Bonny. Bonny is an English Springer Spaniel and she is 15 years old. She became part of our family 6 years ago as a foster dog (she was only to stay for a few days until we, with the assistance of English Springer Rescue, were to find her new forever home). When I went to collect her at the shelter she looked at me and I looked at her and her little face made my heart melt and well that was that she WAS at her forever home. That is how I know just how much my husband loves me ... he as allergies to dog and yet we have two.
I wanted to introduce you to Bonny because at 15 she is a Senior senior dog and she has some health issues. When she is good she is excellent but when she is unwell, her Mom (me) worries. Bonny has recently been having seizures every few days. I don't believe that she is in any pain when they occur but I do know that they cause her a great deal of stress. When they occur I take to her doggies bed and hold, pet and talk to her until the worst has past. There is really nothing that can be done and I don't want her to suffer the diagnostic tests when what she needs is love. As you can see, the time will be coming sooner, rather than later, for me to let go of something else, very important to me, Bonny.
Letting go will be another reoccurring theme of 2011. Where Bonny is concerned, it is especially hard because it is not just for my self that I need to make these decisions but also for someone (yes, she is a someone) who adores me. Not easy to do. In the meantime, I will be share happy Bonny stories. At the moment she is power napping at my feet; something that she does so well.