I came across some old pictures of some of our old family dogs that have past on and I thought that I would share them with you all.
First is BamBam:
BamBam was Monsters papa. We had him since I was 8(?). Most of his puppy days I don't remember and I only have two pictures of when he was little, which is a shame because he was the cutest puppy ever. He always loved to go for rides in the car, on the lawnmower and in wagons. If you were mowing the lawn and he was outside and not in your lap he would just stand in front of the mower. The last few years of his life it slowly became noticeable that something was wrong with his back legs. The vets said it was a pinched nerve, I had pinched nerves in my neck once, it really hurts! So I felt so horrible that he could be in pain, but the vet said that he wasn't in pain--just couldn't feel anything or something like that. They prescribed steroids, which would cause him to drink more and since he couldn't feel his backend fully he had unexpected accidents that weren't his fault. Sadly the steroids didn't work and the only other option was surgery but him being so old the vet thought that he wouldn't live through the surgery. So we decided to have him put down before the coming winter, Nov. 2010, because each winter walking became harder on him which made him breath harder which made us worry of him more. He had a good long life and lived to be around 12yrs.
Skittles is Monsters mother, as my mother never got them fixed
we found them each good loving homes (I think there were 4 all together) and my sister wanted to keep Monster. When Skittles was a puppy she had eye problems and had to wear one of those cones for most of her young days and get many daily drops. She was my little skittle. We got her a few years after we got BamBam (sorry I don't have the dates, I just don't feel like doing the math right now...) She followed me everywhere and loved to cuddle. I taught her to do so many odd things without the use of treats. In 2007 for some reason that we didn't know she just started crying more like screaming (and when I think about it I can see hear her screams
) and just crawling around and flopping like a fish. It being very late at night we had a ways to the Animal ER. I remember there was a stop light to turn in the ER and it was the longest red light ever! Thankfully she was quiet the whole way there but I don't know if it was a good thing or not.
Sadly there was nothing they could have done, I'm still unsure on what happened as I was too upset to actually listen to what the vet said.
This is the only picture I have of her.
I have two others that are older that I will share some other day as it's late now.