It's been an emotional week here. Our beloved dog, Finnegan, is only 10.5 years young. She was losing weight and so we took her into the vet to have her checked out. Our guess was that her teeth were not doing well since she wouldn't eat her large treats or hard food but would eat the small treats and canned wet dog food. She had some tests and it was found she is in kidney failure.
|Early days with Finnegan. I took her to the local orchard for pumpkin picking. Doesn't everyone?|
|The weekend Chris proposed. I said Yes and Finnegan wholeheartedly agreed!|
|Finnegan loves to be right in the center of the action. This is from when Julia was a baby.|
|All of us have used Finnegan as our pillow or recliner for years. Thanks, Finn, for loving it as much as we do!|
The vets weaned her off the IV fluid treatment and the plan was for Chris to pick her up around 6:30 Monday morning and have Finney home before the girls woke up. But I couldn't sleep that night. I was too worried about Finney and then Emma kept waking up and so I decided at 2am to just call the vet and see how Finnegan was doing. They told me she could be taken home anytime so I went over and picked her up right then. Can you tell I'm a bit nuts over this dog? I didn't even think twice about heading out in the middle of the night just to get her home with us. I figured she would start to heal a bit at home.
|Younger years in the snow, ready to retrieve a ball as always!|
|Enjoying the snow we had about two weeks ago.|
|Constant, Loyal companion.|
|Monday. Right after the family walk.|
|Christmas morning. Our family photo.|
|Finnegan put herself in the center of the Duck, Duck, Goose game at Julia's party only a couple of weeks ago.|
It's been an emotional week. We are taking it one day at a time now. We will not let Finnegan suffer at all and once we think that will happen we will have to make a hard decision. For now, it looks like we get another day to spend with the Best Dog Ever. For that we are thankful.