Monday, May 24, 2010

Prissy's Ashes

When Prissy passed, the vet gave me a choice of just taking her home and burying her in my yard, or having her cremated. I decided upon the cremation because I just could not bare to see her after she passed. She was so loved and I didn't want to see her without any life in her, especially since she was always so frisky and playful. I got a call from the vet office and went and picked up her little box, that was inside of a blue bag, which had her name embroidered on it. I spent a few moments in rememberance all over again, but knew that I had done everything that I could to try and save her. Why do our pets only live a small fraction of our lives? Is it so that we can share our lives with several pets? I don't know, but all I can say now is that she was loved very much.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Prissy Dog Is Sooooooo Missed.

Missing my Prissy dog has been hard. I still haven't heard from the vet clinic when I am going to receive her ashes, but I am sure it's bound to be soon now. The house has been very quiet, and I am missing the prancing of miss Priss. Not only did I take it so hard, but my teen daughter took it very hard as well. Trying to soothe her tears were hard, because I was trying to dry mine as well.
I have to say though, that I truely enjoyed every minute of having Prissy. She was a joy to have and she always made my days happy, even when life didn't always go right. I wonder if our little dogs go to a doggie heaven.......ever wonder?

Friday, May 07, 2010

Why Shots Are Important

Here are some of the reasons that shots are important for our little ones....I do, however, recommend that you talk to your vet Dr. first to find out how often they need these shots. Some of these are combined into one shot to make it more simple to get.
1. Distemper......very contagious, about 80% die no matter what is done for them.
2. Parainfluenza, Bordetella..... Canine cough which can eventually lead to pneumonia and death.
3. Giardi......... a serious intestinal infection caused by a microscopic parasite.
4. rabies.... a deadly illness that will kill an infected pet.
5. coronavirus...... this is the 2nd leading cause of viral diarrhea in dogs of all ages.

Heartworm prevention is important because one single mosquito can bite your pet and cause it to develop worms in the heart.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Losing A Beloved Pet

With Prissy gone now, the house is terribly quiet. Yes, Shorty and Abbey are here, but it's just not the same. No more heck-raising, no more demands from my sweet Prissy dog. But I am so thankful for the time that I had her. The bad thing about losing a beloved pet is your heart aches for that special love you had and miss them like crazy, but somehow, time kicks in and the pain isn't as hard as it was at first. I know that one day, I will have another chihuahua puppy and love it just as much......but it's soooo hard when you lose the ones you have already.