Friday, March 8, 2019

Oh Hiro

I just got a message from my son out west who owns Hapi's brother Hiro. Hiro is not well and the veterinarian has suggested that my son consider euthanasia. He might recover on his own but it will be a recurring condition if he does.

It makes me very sad. I love Hiro as much as Hapi I think. He is more stand-offish than she is, but also more vulnerable. Hapi was happy to come live with me but Hiro didn't like it, he depended on Hapi in ways that Hapi did not depend on him. He is a bigger dog and always had less stamina than her, much more of a homebody than she was in their youth.

Oh Hiro, I may not get to see you again.


CheerfulMonk said...

My heart goes out to you. The downside of loving.

Wisewebwoman said...

I remember when you had both Annie. Hiro was so gentle and adorable and Hapi more perky and independent. Still is.

Such sad, sad news. I am so sorry.


Rain Trueax said...

Always a sad time when owning a beloved pet :(

Annie said...

Hiro is not eating but on painkillers and being pampered, my son says he appears comfortable. We talked about euthanasia and I think my son is taking a “wait and see” approach. Could be anything from a few days to a few months. He sent me a photo of Hiro lying on the grass in the backyard, he looks alert he just can’t move. He has to be carried on a blanket as he weighs over 100 lbs.