Vale Joey

Joey our little black cocker spaniel

We’ve come to the end of a rollercoaster few weeks. Today we said goodbye to Joey our awesome doggin. It’s been a pretty crappy time of late, but we’ve enjoyed the cuddles, the love, and the laughs she provided us through the years.

We got home last night from a short night out and upon entering the house Joey had fainted on the floor, and she wasn’t good after that. Her breathing was laboured and she was clearly distressed unable to settle. We gave her her medication and it didn’t really do anything to improve the situation.

Throughout today she was listless and remained unable to settle or catch her breath properly, her gums were white and she was unsteady on her feet. There were lots of cuddles, we went and got her some super tasty food, hoping it would perk her up, but to no avail.

In the end, we had to do the right thing for Joey, it was one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. The vet we saw was amazing. It’s a bit painful that they can’t tell you if they think it’s the right thing. But after we had decided and signed the paperwork, she pretty much said that she thought it was probably the best decision. She said we could have called the specialists and gotten a new dosages for her medications (something she told us beforehand), but she said we’d likely be back again next week.

I’m wiped our emotionally, but will forever be grateful for the time we had with her. She was the best little dog ever. My life is better for having had her be part of it. ❤️

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