Saturday, August 26, 2017

Greggs Gypsy Gal 6/5/2005 - 8/25/2017

Her last picture

Our sweet Gypsy left us yesterday. Our hearts are broken.

Sandi and I became more concerned about her condition on Thursday. She was having difficulty standing and getting up and down stairs by that time. We had to carry her from place to place. That evening we all went out in the backyard for "poodle" time. Gypsy tried to rally. She limped out into the yard and tried her best to play with Dino. She pawed at Dino like she usually does but couldn't get a squeak out of him. So she just stood over Dino while Red ran laps around her. This would usually turn into a game of tag but Gypsy couldn't begin to run. I went out and carried her back up onto the deck, laying her on the sofa. We could tell she was in pain and her breathing was labored. We sat and pet her for some time. She looked up at me and her eyes were dull, not bright as usual. And then I noticed that for the first time in her life she wasn't smiling. She just had a different look to her. We knew it was time.

That night she laid on the floor sleeping while Red was sleeping on the other side if the room. They both woke at the same time. Gypsy stood up, very shaky at best. Her rear end almost collapsing. Red quietly walked over, raising his head toward Gyp and she leaned over, nuzzling Red and licking his nose. (photo above) I think Gypsy was telling Red that he was now in charge. We were now his humans to care for.

This is all I can do for now. I will give Gypsy a proper send off in a few days.
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