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Friday, January 31, 2014

Susie Still Had One Of Her Nine Lives Left

We must learn not to jump to conclusions. This sounds terrible but John and I thought Susie had gone over the rainbow bridge and we were making plans with tears in our eyes. Where we would bury her and in what. Before you judge us I have to explain Susie's personality. She is always very visual. When she hears us driving down the street she runs out onto the drive-way and makes a big circle right in front of us as we drive in. She comes when called, but the last two days she has been hiding in the storage area attached to the garage. We knew she was there as we could hear her but not see her and then she would finally come out to eat a little. She is always by the door to eat when we wake up. This morning she wasn't there and didn't come out to eat. When we got home from the ranch we looked for her and called to no avail. So we discussed the way she has been hiding and not sleeping in the bed she has loved so much this winter. We have known we would have to face her demise maybe sooner then later with her age and sickly condition this winter. I knew I had to face the chore. I backed the car out to make room to drag some of the stuff we hoard out so I could get on hands and knees to see if she was there and hand her over to John for burial. You know I'm dragging my feet, first went the mop and bucket, next was going to be the air compressor, move some window screens. Well I'll call her one more time, Susie Susie. Out walks Susie from underneath all that junk. Not spry, not healthy looking, not wanting to eat heartily, but slow and stiff. I left the garage door open and she went to sit in the sun for a while and then she did eat a little. You may ask why I don't take her to the vet. In the first place she is very old. In the second place she gets very hyper when anyone tries to pick her up and putting her in a cage would scare her very badly and perhaps make her worse. So as long as she has some lives left we will make her as comfortable as we can.

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i won't judge. sometimes a vet trip and/or treatment can be more traumatic for them. i am glad she came out to eat.

jack69 said...

For one, I think you could do no better. I like your attitude and smile when, in my imagination, I see you digging expecting to find a corpse and here comes the real thing on four legs. SWEET! Gotta love that feeling...

Give Susie our love. One of my favorite names, that was my dear Mother in laws name and she was the sweetest. Love ya. Hello to John

Donna said...

Country folks almost always know best what their animals need.

S. J. Qualls said...

I wouldn't lose the shovel, but she may surprise you and come out of her ill health. Glad she came out to eat.

Wendy said...

Poor sweet Susie. I'll be praying God eases her pain and that he gives you and John strength too.

Lynne said...

No judgment here, it sounds like you know what is best for Susie, bless her and you!

Jean said...

I agree that you are doing the best for Susie, all this weather change might be what's wrong with her I hope she get's better soon.

TARYTERRE said...

I wish Susie all the best. She's lived a good life, I know. Make her comfortable is all you can do.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

No judgement at all!! Yes sometimes the excitement for the vet visit could do more harm than good.

Lucy said...

We do love our pets and you know that kitty so you know what is best for her. No judgement here. I have cried buckets of tears because I loved them, but their comes a time when even they know it is ime. There will be a traffic jam of our dogs waiting aT THE RAINBOW BRidge. hope to feel better once the heart is shocked back in. It took 5 times the first time I had it done. The doctor, family Dr. is monitoring my blood every 2 weeks. Take care PAULA.

Lucy said...

Paula, check my blog out now. I didn't realize how hard that was to read but I was tired of it anyway. So come any time. Needed to be a little quieter today cause I over did yesterday so this was perfect.

salemslot9 said...

SUSIE!