Saturday, August 02, 2014
We had a very sad day yesterday. Spent all day at various vets with my mom-in-law's aging dog. She's had a bit of a cough, so we took her to see what was up. Turns out that she has extensive cancer and won't live long. The vet said days or, at the outside, weeks. Other than the cough, a little lethargy, and occasional light panting, she seems like herself—eating, hanging out, etc. Wanting to play frisbee, although the vet says not too much activity. It's very hard. My M-I-L of course lost her husband suddenly in January, moved across country to live with us (leaving her friends) and now will lose her dog of 10 years, her constant companion. I don't know what to do for her except try to be understanding. I wish animals lived longer.