Oct 22, 2014

Stressful Days Are Here Again...

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life...

Why is it that every time you think things are going well something happens and 
disrupts that wellness?  I know that in life you can always expect the 
unexpected and seems that this will always be the case for us.  

Brutus is our baby and as far as I am concerned he takes priority over everything else.  Right now
 it is back to dealing with his paw.  It is swollen and it jut looks awful. Yesterday we took him
 to the vet.  Actually I took him all by myself because Arvid had a few chores to do at the 
same time.  No big deal, but when we go together Brutus hardly cries.  

Yesterday he cried from the minute I walked out of the door and never stopped.  Usually when
 we are together I hold him and Arvid will drive and we both take turns talking to him and 
then once there Arvid will carry him all the time.  Yesterday it was just me and he 
was mad as hell. So mad that from the minute the doctor walked into the room 
Brutus never stopped hissing.  This is not his usual behaviour.

When it comes to Brutus, my emotions take over.  It's not as if I forget what is the right thing to do;
it's just that every decision we make is so much more difficult because it's being made with
 the heart and not necessary by the brain.  It is the right decision, but the tears never stop.

As everyone knows, a pet brings a special kind of joy into our lives.  Unconditional love,
companionship and pure happiness.  When your pet is healthy then all is fine in your world,
but if like us you have a pet with some medical issues then your life can be thrown
 into constant turmoil.  That is how ours is.  Brutus has an unknown condition
 and all we can do is react when things go wrong.  For the last 2 years
 it has been going more wrong than right.

Even though we have spent approximately $10,000 trying to treat his paw, we
are still clueless as to why this is going on.  We look at Brutus and it breaks our heart.

We would do anything to make him better..anything.  Just don't know what
needs to be done.  In the meantime whatever the doctor recommends, we will try.

His nose is always pink when he is scared.  Then my heart breaks even more for him.
To all a good day.  Someone said, "The soul is renewed through tough times"
Let's hope they knew what they were talking about.

Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place,
 and you decide that you're going to fight to get them right,
 not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you...