Monday, April 6, 2009

Sad day. I took Vanessa to the vet to send her over the bridge. He and I discussed that we believed it was cancer when I took her in three weeks ago . . . didn't have a biopsy, etc., done because I felt the problem was serious enough that very little could be done, especially when a dog is 13-1/2, half blind with cataracts and diminished hearing. Today he confirmed what I thought the problem was: perianal adenocarcinoma, one of the most aggressive cancers. Overall she lost 11 pounds, poor thing. But now she's young again across the bridge, frapping with all the other dogs and puppies.

7 comments:

Joanna said...

Oh no. I am SO sorry. She was (and is again) a beautiful girl.

Jennifer Roberson said...

She was. Thank you, Joanna.

Jules said...

Jennifer, I am so sorry for you r loss of Vanessa. ((hug))

Jennifer Roberson said...

Thank you so much. I've really been missing her.

My vet sent me lovely flowers today with a nice sympathy card.

Sherilyn said...

So sorry for your loss, Jennifer..it's never easy, no matter how old or young these guys are. :( Hugs!

Miss Isabelle said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss.
But, you are right, she's playing w/ all the other pups now, including the girls I've lost.
My thoughts are with you.

Jennifer Roberson said...

I am late posting this . . . thank you, Miss Isabelle. It's just so hard, isn't it?