Monday, May 10, 2010

Our family is about to change...

and no, we are not gaining new members. (read your mind) We are losing one tomorrow. Tomorrow at 4:30 our beloved black lab Montana is being put down to forever sleep. To say that we are sad is an understatement, but it is time.

She piddles so much in the house. And it isn't because she's naughty, it's because she incontinent - the peeing all happens when she's asleep or just waking up. We've tried meds for it and the meds made her all shaky and weird, they weren't letting her be the dog she used to be.

Then we realized over the past few weeks that she's deaf. I'm honestly worried that I might back over her in the driveway when I have all 5 kids with me...then what?

The questions keep coming back to us - is it too soon? Does she still have tons of years left? Is she going to die within the year anyway??

We made the appointment and we're sticking to it. It's just way hard.

2 comments:

Kristi said...

Oh that is so sad. I know this is a hard decision. My dog is getting up there too..

Mark and Valerie Brandt said...

Tena and family, sorry to hear that it is time for Montana. You gave her a good life and now you are giving her decency in death. Wow, I just read this and it is almost 4:30. I will pray right now for you...