Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Oh this sweet little guy.

His leg is not improving at all, despite the MSM, chondroitin, glucosamine and NSAIDS I've got him taking, he is still hobbling around. He takes a few three-legged steps, then sits down. On top of that, he has chronic horrible skin allergies that require frequent steroid and antibiotic treatment, but because of the NSAIDS for the knee, the vet wouldn't give him steroids for the skin... So he has been completely miserable with the itching, biting, wearing the cone, etc...I feel like this is some kind of awful grown-up right of passage that we're going through, and I hate making these grown-up choices about his future.
I'm sure we could keep him in this state for a while longer, but he loves to run around barking, and climb on the rocks on the pond, and just generally cause a ruckus. He can't be happy in this physically restrained state he is in. Sigh...

And so on that happy note, I'm going to bed.
I'm sure I'll have something much more sun-shiny to post tomorrow.
Have a great Wednesday!


  1. We are praying for your sweet Barkley, poor guy.

  2. Barkley has been a wonderful guard dog and companion. I'm so sorry to you all. You rescued him from a life of misery and gave him many years of a happy doggie life. Now you will be once again be rescuing him from a life of misery that you can't make better. I love you all and will be praying for you as you all deal with this hard time of pet ownership.

  3. I hate making those grown-up choices, too. He's such a sweet dog. Praying for you all and Barkley.