We are afraid Lu Lu's time is drawing near. Actually, we've felt that way for the last several months. We decided to let nature take its course with her. She's had problems with incontinence but that comes and goes. She's also had problems with dry heaving nearly every day... but she's continued to act like herself the rest of the time. She's actually been throwing up every day for over a week now. On Saturday morning she had peed in her crate and just laid in it. As soon as she got out the backdoor, she peed right on the deck. She has never done that before. Then when she was eating she was dripping. We decided I should stay home rather than go with Mr. Macchiato and Double Shot up to Frappy's college to get her moved into an apartment. That afternoon she crawled up under the deck and it took me a long time to lure her out. It was very stressful, especially since Paco had died just the day before.
Yesterday Lu Lu seemed much better than she did on Saturday. She was smiling and running up to us to be pet. I have noticed that when I let the dogs outside she is taking longer and longer to come back to the door. She did not eat last night... and she did not eat again this morning. She will still eat treats though.
We've been expecting this... even so, it is still very hard. The thought of losing two pets within a short amount of time... ugh. Dogs do not always show when they are in pain. It is really hard for us to know when we should have her put down. I can't see doing it when she still is playful at times. I don't know what to do. I'm sick about it.