But wow did we win the lotto with Thea …
She is brave, funny, opinionated, friendly, keen, athletic, affectionate, empathetic and smart. The list of adjectives for her could go on and on and all would be positive and loving. She has the most amazing capacity to charm the world.
She is also ill. Quite ill. Frighteningly, heartbreaking ill.
Her kidneys have decided not to function. Sadly she needs her kidneys to be functioning better than they are. Our amazing canine nutritionist designed a home cooked diet for Thea a month ago when she was first diagnosed and she rallied incredibly for the month. Wooing and asking to go for walks. Loving life and being loved. Then Monday night she was sick. Tuesday she didn’t want to eat. Today she was at the vets on fluids. Tonight she had three long french fries (one of her favourite treats) when she got home. Back to the vet tomorrow for more fluids if I think they did anything to help and then we’ll make a plan.
This little dog has done so much – Pet Project work, Saving Dinah work, All About Pets Shows for years, agility, a little scenting but mostly sharing her huge heart with the world including many many fosters of all species. I hope the hard coming for us is easy and peaceful for her. I hope we have another miracle and she hasn’t used up all her lives quite yet.
Her compatriot Walter is not well this week either. I know he and his human would appreciate good thoughts. They certainly have Thea’s and mine.