Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sad News

Today I came home from work to discover that my beloved doggy, Bosco, can't see. It's a result of his recently diagnosed diabetes, but it came on so very suddenly. He's happy, and is cheerfully doing his best, but his mom is sad and upset.

So, forgive me if there isn't a new poem for a bit, or if I don't come by and comment as I normally do. And thank you from the bottom of my heart to my thoughtful and dear friends who have already lent their support and information. We love you and we are grateful.

xo

Shay and Bosco

23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

(((shay)))

sorry.

Sioux said...

I'm confident that although you are--of course--distraught and worried--Bosco already knows how to make sure his glass is "half full" instead of half empty. Beloved dogs (and especially working dogs like Bosco, who can overcome anything) find ways to continue to enjoy life and get all the pleasure and smells and cuddling possible...

I'm so sorry. You will have to tell Bosco stories to tell him what he's missing visually, although with his sense of smell and hearing, I don't think it will be necessary.

When you're in a better frame of mind,check out my post today (Thursday, April 21). There is an award for you.

Ella Blue said...

Blessings to you and Bosco. :(

TALON said...

Shay, hugs to you and to Bosco. I'm glad he has you to lean on.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is terribly sad news. Such a bright-hearted little fellow he is. I know how devastated you feel, Shay, and I so understand. He knows you love him, and his happiness revolves around you. He will find a way to manage. But I am sad for both of you. The mailman will be bringing Mr Bosco a prezzie very soon.

Cloudia said...

sorry, sis.

Susannah said...

Much love and (((hugs))) to you both. I am sending good vibes your way. x

haikulovesongs said...

sending positive energy to you both. *big squishy hugs* dani

Lynn said...

{{{HUG}}} I'm sorry so sorry to hear that Shay -

faye said...

Terribly sad news..
hugs to you both.

Ami Mattison said...

Big hugs to you and your furry companion. Thinking of you and Bosco.

ellen abbott said...

Sorry to hear this. whoa, I wonder if his smeller will get even stronger. he may even be able to get all the doggy news just by standing in the yard.

Dulce said...

I am so sorry Shay... Please cheer up... he loves you so... and if he feels you by his side happiness is guaranteed... your eyes will see for him

:-)

hedgewitch said...

At least he knows he is loved and safe, and will never lack for attention and hugs. Hang in there, the two of you.

Raven said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry. That must be so devastating. *hugs*

Hannah Stephenson said...

Very sorry to hear this. Love to you and your pup.

Mama Zen said...

Hugs to you both!

Fireblossom said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who left such kind comments. It means a lot!

Patricia Caspers said...

Big hugs to you and Bosco. <3

Holland said...

Hey Shay, that must be hard on both of you. But with love and care, I know you both will find a way to deal with it in a positive way. All the best and a big hug

blueoran said...

Amazing though how animals can go on. When my wife's HImalayan Buster went blind from diabetes at 11, he found a way to negotiate a way around the house by some combination of scent and whiskers. After a while it didn't seem to bother him a bit. Animals are real troopers. - Brendan

Daryl said...

When our first cat, Sans, lost her sight the vet explained that she, Sans (not the vet) wasnt upset since she (Sans, not the vet) didnt miss watching TV or reading and as long as I didnt move the furniture around she, Sans, not the vet would be fine and she was ...

I have a lot of experience with feline diabetes and would happily help in any way I can .. xoxo

Lolamouse said...

I just read this post and am so sorry to hear about your doggie. Fortunately, dogs live in the moment and don't seem to brood like we do. As long as he's loved and safe, which I'm sure he is, he'll find a way. Hugs to you both.