I don’t know if I am counting the days so much, as I am dreading the days to come. I have known for the past 22 months that the day is going to come when Mr. JoeJo will cross the rainbow bridge. As of this writing he is still with me, but today has been a struggle. I wonder… “when do I know is the right time to let him go if he doesn’t go on his own?” My vet told me once to take his 3 favorite things, and when he can no longer do those things or react, then that is the time I know.
Well these are Mr. JoeJo’s favorite things:
Loves to carry around his toys.
- Loves to sniff the ground when he goes outside
- Loves to cuddle with mommy.
- Loves to have his face rubbed..
Well… I added a fourth recently, as last year after his dental he lost total interest in his toys. So we are still good on 3 things. But I am not sure if, because of his doggie alziehmers, he is not eating well. He is now having trouble eating… he has a good appetite, but it’s hard for him to open his mouth and use his tongue properly.
I took him into the vet today and had blood work done, and we will wait for tomorrow to find out the results.
In the meantime, tonight he was hand fed cooked chicken. I stopped by WholeFoods to get him some chicken livers, but they still did not have any. The butcher promised me that they would have some on Saturday. I prefer feeding him chicken livers over the veal as the texture is totally different. The veal is a little more meaty, while the chicken is a little more light and fluffy, which is a lot easier for him to eat.
So tonight we will go to bed, him in his little co-sleeper and me right next to him with my hand touching him.