Yesterday was a very sad and hard day for us and not much better today.
Our buddy, Whiskers has been such a faithful and good dog for 9 years.
We picked him out when he was 2 weeks old, visited him every 2 weeks until we could get him at 8 weeks. The first 6 months was the fun times of training a puppy and at times I wasn't sure "I" would make it. But, all that time was so well worth it as he was one of the best behaved dogs we could have found.
He has not been himself for several months. In May the Vet said he had 2 bad teeth, so he pulled them thinking that was his problem. He didn't get better and in fact worse. We changed vets and the new vet discovered he had a bad infection somewhere. After numerous visits, tests and medicine he just kept getting worse. The vet suggested we take him to Fort Wayne to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital to get a Cat Scan. Sunday we were so hopeful as he had the best day he had had in several weeks. But, yesterday morning he took a dramatic change for the worse (the vet thinks the cancer hit his brain). After the cat scan we were told he had a tumor in his nasal passage and it had spread to the brain. Certainly not the news we wanted to hear. We brought him home with pain meds, but on the way home we decided we just couldn't put him through any more pain. We stopped at our vet and was with him when she put him to sleep. Our hearts are broken. Everything we did he was always right beside us whether it was working in the garden, sitting by the pond or even watching TV.
We are going to miss him and he will always have a place in our hearts.
Our buddy Whiskers!
Whiskers the 4th at 8 weeks
He was Jon's 4th Westie
4 Months Old
Whiskers - a grown puppy
We are dog people and will soon be looking for another Westie.
We feel this honors the previous dog to want another one just like him.