Sunday, January 27, 2013
Friday, Saturday and today were very sad days around our house. Our 15 year old male K9 son, Tiberius, was unexpectedly diagnosed with pancreatic syndrome and a large cancerous tumor on Friday afternoon. The vet gave us four different medicines to administer to the poor, sweet soul but his illness escalated past the point of no return and he was gravely ill by Saturday afternoon. Brave little Tiberius was losing a valiant fight and hubby and I positively couldn't stand to see him suffer. Hubby agreed to meet the vet at the hospital while I turned into a total basket case at home. Life as we know it is now forever changed. His actual passing was very peaceful and painless for him. It was wrought with pain and tears for us. I haven't stopped crying since his diagnosis on Friday afternoon. We had 15 precious years with our beloved K9 son and he won't ever be forgotten. Tiberius (Ti for short) was the funniest,smartest, most playful and empathetic animal we have ever had the pleasure to come across. We adopted him from an animal shelter from West Virginia on April 01, 1998. We took him home inside the front of my jacket. He was spoiled and loved from the day we met all the way until the day we had to put him down. We may have saved him and rescued him that April day, but we were the ones who were ultimately saved and rescued. He leaves behind his mate of 14.5 years, Traci. Traci was rescued several months after Ti and the two became a team in all things until his passing yesterday. I feel like there is a giant hole in my chest where my heart used to be. Thank goodness we still have Traci to hold us together although her health is also failing. She is sixteen years old and getting very frail too. Right now as we are wracked with pain and loss, we keep trying to remember all of the wonderful times and the fun we had. It is very hard to do when the pain is so intense. Perhaps as days pass, things will slowly improve. Thanks for all of those wonderful years, Ti. You were the best buddy two lonely humans could have been blessed to have. We will always love you and you will be forever in our hearts..