I know this is a page for Boston Terriers, but I hope you don’t mind me including a cat.
My little old ladies, Noel and Cookie were put down today. They had gotten to the point where age caught up with them and they weren’t doing too well.
Noel, our cat, has been with me since I was 6 years old. We bought her from a guy selling kittens from a cart outside of Walmart. It was almost Christmas and my grandma thought it would be a good gift for my dad (who by the way isn’t too fond of cats). As silly as it sounds, she was my best friend growing up. If I was having a bad day and crying, she would lay with me and lick the tears from my face. She never liked being held, only my mom and I could hold her without Noel freaking out. As she got older she didn’t protest as much, she would sort of hug you back and never wanted to let go.
My family got Cookie when I was in the fourth grade. She was our first dog and our first Boston. My dad got her from a guy he worked with; he had gotten a new puppy that didn’t like Cookie and so we got her instead. My sister and I were so happy because we had been bugging our parents for a dog. She was the funniest dog. She snored as loud as my dad and loved to chase basketballs around the yard. You could never tell her she was a small dog cause she had the biggest heart. She had 4 puppies and we still have one, Riley (whose picture I submitted earlier this year).
I’m not sure how Riley will be now that his mom is gone. He’s 10 years old and hasn’t left her side since he was born. It worries me, but I’m hoping our other cat Pixie will keep him company.
Some of you may think it’s wrong that we put them down, but it was a painful decision. Cookie had bad arthritis, and it got so bad she couldn’t walk around anymore. We had to pick her up and put her outside to make sure that she went to the bathroom. She was in pain and it hurt to see that. My little Noel lost a massive amount of weight, making her look sickly. When we took them to the vet they said that they were old and would pass on quickly. But they didn’t and it hurt us to see them in so much pain.
I will miss my two old ladies. They have been a constant in my life for the past fifteen years and I will never forget them.
Justice League on Halloween. Love trick or treaters.
Madame ButterMaru love you long time
Bored Justice League
Wonder WoMaru sees trouble ahead.
Maru babysitting Raiden (puppies’ new baby human)
Panda was relinquished to Boston Buddies by owners who had failed to provide her treatment for multiple large tumors that had become ulcerated. The owners gave Panda up not because they were seeking medical care for her, but because her ulcerated tumors had become an inconvenience and were unsanitary for the babies that were crawling on the floor of their residence.
We’ve seen a lot of dogs in bad shape in all our years of rescue work – Panda is one of the worst. We thought that surely there was nothing more we could do for her than give her a day or two of love and send her across the Rainbow Bridge. Imagine our joy when we discovered that the specialty doctors thought she had a real chance at living! First step (after running several tests to confirm she was a candidate) was removing the large ulcerated tumors. That surgery was done on May 24 by Dr. Fred Pike at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Pike was able to remove the large tumors on Panda’s side, under her arm and on her back right leg. Panda came home with 47 staples and multiple sutures with a drainage tube in place and white mesh surgical shirt.
Panda has been recuperating amazingly well and her spirits and energy level are astounding us – she is inviting the other dogs in her foster home to play with the most adorable play bow around. Panda is scheduled to return to the vet on June 7 to have the staples and sutures removed and to start chemotherapy to treat the mast cells left behind.
Maru doesn’t mind Ando’s leg on her. (Taken with instagram)
Car rides are fun! (Taken with instagram)