Hi everypawdy. It’s Buster. I bring sad news tonight. Finchy has joined Chili Dawg at the Rainbow Bridge. Friday night he had a really rough night and Mom took him to the v-e-t Saturday morning. The initial diagnosis was that his pancreatitis was back, along with arthritis in his back, so they admitted him to the hospital for treatment. Sunday, the v-e-t called and he was doing worse. He had swelling in his back legs along with bruising and he couldn’t stand. When Dad visited him, he could see he was very uncomfortable and hurting. The dogtor was running one last blood test to check for a tick bourne disease, although the liklihood of him picking up that in February in IL was extremely low. Today, the swelling has moved into his front legs and abdomen, he is panting a lot and is still not comfortable. It appears the intestinal cancer has also done a number on his body as well. Mom and Dad went to visit him tonight, and while the dogtor said there were still specialists they could take him to, looking into Finchy’s eyes, Mom and Dad didn’t want to subject him to anymore tests or pain. He has been such a faithful and loving companion, especially to 5 year old Noah- who sobbed uncontrollably last night when he figured out that Finchy was probably never coming home again.
Run free and out of pain, Finchy. You were always the fastest dog in the neighborhood down here, I bet you are one of the fastest up at the bridge. I will miss my snuggle buddy, and so will Mom. Tell Chili Dawg we all said hi. We love you so much!