Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Toastie

The "Leader of the Pack", our Toastie, hasn't been very well for a while recently. He's lively in bursts, but then needs carried, and he seemed to be coughing and choking quite a bit.He really has been struggling to keep up with the other two for a while now.

He'll be seven in May, but even as a pup he had a heart murmur. We kept him fairly lean as a result, and he's had a very active life.

Tonight the vet told us he has congestive heart failure and his lungs are filling up with fluid. Yet, the wee man is trying, and failing to keep up with the pet-nonsense that goes on in our home. He's been given pills to slow his heart down and try to clear his lungs a bit, but he's obviously not going to be part of the pack as an active member any more, and that's sad. We just hope that with medication, he'll be around for a while yet. I'd miss him far too much.

5 comments:

Erp said...

My thoughts are with you and yours.

Morag said...

He's not even my dog and I'd miss him. He has a lot of character, lets hope the fighting spirit keeps him round the parish for a while yet.

Fr Kenny said...

He's definitely the Parish Dog. Has been for close on seven years.

Revd Ivan Ackeroff said...

Prayers offered to Our Lady of All Canines.

bigrab said...

Come on Toastie! We're rooting for you!