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Wednesday Morning September 26, 2018
Gem of the Day: "Grief is like the ocean;
it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes
the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim.
~ Vicki Harrison
This was how Hobbitt looked yesterday.
I need to tell you all about our little Hobbit
and it is not good news. Yesterday, I spoke
to Dr. Paul Blasso at Plainfield Veterinary
Hobbit wasn't getting
The main issues were that he had some sort
of underlying disease, maybe cancer, maybe
advanced Addison's Disease, something that
was causing his hematocrit range to be dropping.
Normally, 35% to 55% of the normal dog's
blood will be red blood cells. Hobitt's count
was down to 15,000. That's the number where
they do blood transfusions on dogs.
only work if you know
the underlying cause.
He just had so many issues. It may have been
why he was left abandoned in a box by someone
who just didn't know better or had no money.
We also could not stabilize his temperature.
A normal dogs temp is between 101 to 102.5
His was hovering around 97-99, no matter
how many warm fluids or warming blankets
He felt so bad that
he was trying to bite,
but he didn't even
have enough energy to
Dr. Blasso said there were more times when
he wouldn't eat, than when he would.
Our Board of Trustees voted unanimously for
humane euthaniasia and that was done last
Julie Lynn, who pulled him from the shelter
in very critical condition, rushed him to
emergency, and over the next week, brought
him homemade food in an attempt to get him
to eat, went up to be with him. Also, another
vet tech who had fallen in love with him,
went in on her day off to be with him as
He was surrounded
Afterwards, as Dr. Blasso was driving home,
he sent us a text.
"This is currently in our sky. Couldn't
help to think maybe it was a message to us
I'm so sorry. We have had a couple of losses
lately. And several really sick Bichons.
We have pulled most of them through.
When we do lose one,
I know that I know
I know, that God
catches them and
never be sick again.
Godspeed little Bunny
Hobitt. You were loved
And you'll know us
when you see us again.
Then I heard every creature in heaven and
on earth and under the earth and on the sea,
and all that is in them, saying:
"To him who sits on the throne and to
be praise and honor
and glory and power,
for ever and ever!"
All My Love, Robin
P.S. Obviously we spent more on little Hobitt
than we planned. We have three others needing
to come in that I'll tell you about later.
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