|14 years ago when I was 16 years old I decided that our family needed
a puppy. So a friend of mine who's dog had puppies brought the whitest,
smallest puppy with a big pink bow on her collar over to my house as a
"surprise" for my birthday. It wasn't a surprise, it was completely planned.
After many hours of trying to talk my parents into keeping her, they gave
in to her gorgeous brown puppy eyes.
And so the journey began. I of course slept with her every night, we
camped with her every weekend during the summer months and played with
her "bunny" toy constantly everyday.
As time went on and she got older she developed many health issues,
such as an enlarged heart, pancreatitis, a bad hip and of course the Diabetes.
The day my brother who is a Vet diagnosed her with Diabetes was a really
difficult day. We all had to discuss how we were going to take care of
Tequila, making sure she got her needles on time everyday and all her other
medications as well. We also had to decide what was going to happen with
her when we went on holidays. And of course just even the thought of giving
needles seemed absurd, now I could say that myself and especially my dad
was quite good at it.
As time passed again, it seemed like within a couple of days she went
completely blind. As we gathered again to discuss what we should do, the
topic of euthanasia came up. We all thought how could this dog have a quality
of life if she can't see at home and of course what about camping?
But again we all adjusted. My dad, an amazing man built a little fence
that they took camping so she could still have freedom and enjoy the great
outdoors without getting lost or scared.
Unfortunately the day came when we all realized that her condition had
worsened, her eyes began to shrink inside, she was vomiting, constant diarrhoea,
and other things.
For the last time we gathered to make a final decision. Our sweet little
Tequila needed to be put to rest, and sent over the Rainbow Bridge.
There was myself, my dad, my mom in the room where we layed her to rest.
My brother was the one that euthanasied her. It was a very loving environment
for Tequila's last moments. We were all there at the beginning of her life,
we were all there for the middle and we were all there for the end.
We will all miss you so much Tequila. One day we will play "bunny" again
Love from your family.