My hubby and I went away for a great weekend together. Just the 2 of us. Relax, talk & enjoy dinner. It was great. BUT when we returned home our beloved 16 yo retriever didn't come and greet us. It was dark and cold so we thought he was just comfy in his kennel.
Next morning I was running late and as I left he just looked at me. He is nearly blind and deaf so doesn't recognise us sometimes. Once again I got home when it was dark. He was still in his kennel.
I had a nice juicy steak for him but he stayed in is kennel. Very unusual. I went over thinking he might be stuck and pulled him out. The poor boy couldn't stand up. His hips had failed and he just laid there. Didn't whimper or anything. It was so sad. I'm not sure if he had been there since late Saturday or not..
Luckily my local vet was just closing when I rang and they stayed open for me.,he had to be lifted into the car and the vet had to help me carry him inside.
Unfortunately there was nothing that could be done so we had to have him put down.
The tears are still flowing....