She has such a will to live though. I did hand feed her yesterday and the day before, she just didnt want much food. All signs she is getting weary of the challenge to continue on with her paws on the ground.
We can't intervene in any way, this just has to be her natural process. She sleeps a lot, and I hope dreams of her chasing rabbits and ratting days. I count each day as a blessing she still hangs in there, yet sadness overcomes me thinking her autumn days are almost gone now.
Perhaps cooler weather for the next few weeks will be a blessing to her. We still manage very short distances together. It is deeply saddening to know she can't hold out much longer. I pray she simply slips away an old contented dog during one of her comfiest naps.
We can do all we can to keep her comfortable and cool. give her medication to help her heart and fluid retention. Knowing I am waiting for the inevitable saddens me deeply. We will need a rest from this dog nursing for some time I know. Time to remember her fondly, and wait for the spring to cheer us up.
She knows. she likes a good cuddle these days. She has never been one to seek comfort before. We just want to take care of her as best we can until she goes on to Dog Heaven. A stifling and difficult time with any beloved pet.
Say a little prayer for us today that she continues to be her indomitable self right up to the end of her days with us.