Friday, February 06, 2009

Taking a break...

We lost Jack-Johnson this morning. He passed away in my Mama's arms with all of us around. We took care of him all night last night. Mama and us slept on the couch near his kennel. We got up and turned him and gave him water every 2 hours. We gave him pain medicine and adjusted the heater to keep him warm. Dr Koster thought he might do better at home while we were waiting to see if his leg could be saved. He was very quiet and tired at the clinic and Dr Koster thought he might be more comfortable at home.

He seemed to recognize that he was at home, but was still very uncomfortable and unhappy. He just got sleepier and sleepier during the night. Then Mama just felt like we needed to check on him, and he was breathing funny.

The really nice people from Pet Angel came out and picked him up. Dr Koster called and offered us comfort.

Mama has been crying a lot today, so we're going to take a break from our blog for a little while. It's been pretty hard on Mama and Daddy to lose 2 furkids in 2 weeks. It's been hard on us, too, since we've never known life without Sunny and Jack. Thank-you to those of you who have sent us prayers and good wishes.
Posted by PicasaJack " Big Palooka" Smith 3/08/2001-02/06/2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Another Bad Day for Jack-Johnson

Two nights ago my brother got home from work in the middle of the night. Sometimes Jack-Johnson likes to sneak out then. My brother was working on the computer when he heard Jack-Johnson screaming. He ran outside and saw that Jack was being attacked by what looked like two pointer-type hunting dogs. My brother beat the dogs off several times because they kept trying to come back. Jack couldn't move his back legs and had some boo-boos that were bleeding. My brother and my Mama took him to the Emergency Vet.

After a while, they called and said that Jack had no broken bones! Just torn muscles in his back end. My Daddy took him to Dr Koster yesterday. Dr Koster said he is doing better and actually trying to walk! He might get to come home today. I was so worried. We all just kissed his head and prodded him gently before he went to the Emergency Vet.

This is Taz and I waiting for news.