Emma Lee My Love, My Best Friend
by Emma Lee's mom Colleen
(cheney, Washington, USA)
recovering after a night on iv for kidney failure
We got Emma Lee as my father did not have patience for this little fluffball pup. For the past 10 years she has been by my side, kids all grown, youngest just left for college. My boyfriend passed away four years ago and she was more supportive than any friend, family member, or therapist. She went camping, boating, swimming, roadtrips. She always had a smile and loved everybody she met. Two years ago she got SARDS and went blind. She learned the house and property so well! Then thyroid disease, then a bout of kidney failure. These were all treated and she was still smiling. Last Friday she came into the living room and started yelping. When she got up, her right back foot was dragging. Her vet was closed, so took her to another. After X-ray's, he said it looks like a spinal stroke. She was yelping and agitated the whole time. I lost my mind and couldn't think. He said if it were his dog he would put her down. I was so scared of bringing her home in so much pain and not being able to lift her.I agreed in haste and panicked to let her go. It has made me sick with guilt I did not take her home to see if she could recover. She was the love of my life, the best friend I've ever had. Our old cat and a black lab with seizures were her best buddies. She took such good care of all of us. We will miss you and love you always Miss Emma Lee Loo.