She had had diarrhea for the past few days, but we figured it was just a bug and it would pass. She hid under the deck for the last few days of her life. We wanted to check her out but we couldn't get her out. Then, yesterday when my mom got home from work, Ruby was lying on the lawn, with that look in her eyes. I don't know how to explain it, but she's knew she was dying. My mom came into the house and told me she was dying, and I didn't know what to do. My mom took her to the vet, and I knew her life was over.
I had to ride Giggles that night, so that took my mind off things. But, then I saw my mom pulling up our lane (It's 1/2 mile long, so I had to wait along time before she got to me) I had just been riding Giggle on our lawn (and our lawn is like 5 acres, so I had plenty of room). When she was driving by I look at her hopefully. She simply put her hands next to her head, like that sleeping motion.
She then drove out to where we bury our pets, and unloaded Rubys body. Coco (my dog) then ran over there and sniffed the body down, then looked at my mom with her huge puppy dog eyes as to say "Why?". The whole time my mom had been gone Coco had been looking everywhere for Ruby because she wasn't under the deck. Once I go back to school next week, Coco will be alone (except for cats and goats, but she wants Ruby.). Then today when I let her out she looked under the deck again, then out where we had Ruby body laying. She went into a panic and soon gave up.
Ruby died because of MANY tumors in her intestines, the had become so large that they were beginning to burst open her skin. We could have taken her out of her pain sooner if we had know, but she wouldn't come near up. She had always been allergic to everything so we had to give her pills everyday. The vet said it would be 1,000's of dollars to try to fix her, but it was probably too late. I cried all last night, I couldn't fall asleep because I was crying so hard. Today my eyes are all puffy and I'm still crying. I just keep thinking as my dad was buring her, she was lying there lifeless. I petted her head, it was softer than it ever was then I gave her one last hug and a kiss then I walked back to my house as my dad put her 8 ft under and covered her with dirt.
I just don't know what to do, (if you haven't read "Where the Red Fern Grows, don't read the italicized font. Start reading where it's bold faced) I don't want it to be like in the book were Ann dies because she's so depressed that Dan died.Coco hardy ate last night, and this morning. She just lies around all day, with a sad look on her face. Is there anything I can do to help her?
January 26th, 2006-
August 14th, 2012
The Copywrite Cocopuppy23 was just from an old site I used to be on.