Monday, August 18, 2008

This is Pete, our 16 YO Yorkie. This past Friday he decided to have a Senior Moment at 5AM. His usual routine is to do his business at 5AM and then wait in the garage. For some unknown reason, Pete decided to have a change in his daily routine. When the door was opened to the garage, NO Pete! After waking up the neighborhood with lights and calling his name while clapping, a decision was made to search for him when the sun came up. I was in a frantic mode to say the least. I kept telling my self, he wasn't suppose to die away from home. And my thoughts took me to a place where I didn't want to go. him was laying down and giving up the fight. Pete has declined in health during the past three years. I thought I was losing him when he was showing symptoms of Kidney Failure three years ago. A decision had to be made what would be done if he continued on a downward spin. I swear, the guy has more lives than a cat. His health started to improve, only showing signs of increased cataracts and loss of hearing. But honestly, at his age thats pretty darn good, right??
As I sat pondering what my next decision would be in Pete's search and rescue, the phone rang at 6:30AM. A very nice man named, Brian asked to speak to my son, Jeremy. I was totally baffled by this early phone call, and asked who was calling. My answer was one of total relief and...I'm coming!! Yes, Brian was calling to inform my son he had his dog. There is something to be said to having the proper identification on your pets!
Pete had traveled down a very busy road about one mile from our home. I'm guessing he wondered away just a bit in the yard and with the heavy fog that he became confused and wasn't able to get his bearings. When I arrived at Pete's destination, I found him to be very confused and disoriented. Soaking wet and muddy. Pete was found in the Shrubs of Brian's Business this early summer morning. Brian had decided to do some weeding around the shrubs before starting his work day. Thank God for Weeds!!!
After several days of Jere's special hamburger and rice, Pete is back to his old self. He actually wanted to be lifted up on my bed last evening. Something he has not done or appeared to want to do in a very long time. Did I mention the joints and bones are getting old, too....
No more garage visits at 5AM. It's out side and getting right to business and back in to the house.

7 comments:

  1. Im so glad Petey is doing better. He is sooooooo cute.

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  2. Welcome to the world of blogging where we understand your pain and share the fear of a missing loved one either furry or human. I'm so glad this story turned out well.

    Hugs to you through the cyber paths. I came over for a visit from Laurie's site.

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  3. Congrats on the start up, we are looking forward to reading many postings from you. It's a wonderful community that you have joined!
    Jen

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  4. Congrats on the start up, we are looking forward to reading many postings from you. It's a wonderful community that you have joined!
    Jen

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  5. Hi,
    I am stopping by from Lauries blog. Just wanted to say hi!!
    I am so glad you found your dog. That is so scary. My Dog ran off one time but he was only 1 year old. He was taken home by a nice couple and we found him through Haven Humane. I went right down and bought a pet ID tag with our name and phone number on it. It was a very scary 24 hours for me.

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  6. I'm glad you found your little Pete. I know how it feels to have a pet reach that point where you have to make painful decisions. Our little terrier mix passed last Nov from liver disease. It was very hard saying goodbye to a dear friend.

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  7. glad little Pete is okay and you found him in time

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Thanks for the visit....! I encourage and look forward to your thoughts and comments. Many Blessings...K

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