Your pet will always depend on you, fully, and that’s honestly a source of the joy they bring to our lives. Someone who always needs you feels so good to care for. We never stop parenting them; they never leave the nest. Despite their aging and intelligence, dogs, in particular, develop about the same mental capacity as a four-year-old. They truly are always children.
Most people who read this and already know me know very well what I'm about to talk about: Czar died on the morning of November 5. And yet, I am going to push forward with my projects as a way to cope and find my new normal.
In September 2019, I wrote about my dog’s current state of health and how it was declining. During the first week of October, after a couple of weeks of moderate decline, he crashed. It was heartbreaking and horrifying. There are so few things that hurt as much as watching a beloved pet suffer and being … Continue reading Stuff No One Tells You About Dying Pets: A Series
So. My dog is dying. What's Going On His condition isn't exactly terminal; it's objectively manageable. However, to keep a very long story short, Czar has a weak nervous system and also weak legs as a result of a neck injury in 2014 and a bad right hip as of 2016. In July of this … Continue reading Bittersweet Sixteen