Retired from the University of Texas and too old to play soccer anymore. Now, in the twilight of his years, time is spent writing in this blog, hiking and exploring Texas Parks, photography, working out, gardening and tending to the five ponds he built .
I went back to the Vets today as I had a bill I needed to pay for the efforts they made to save my pet as they worked so hard to try to get Gizmo back to his very best health his funny and delightful self and it was no fault of theirs that Gizmo did not respond to their care as they tried everything that they could with skill and loving as they should.
It was a very difficult time as Cindy who was a good friend of mine was retiring after thirty one years and all of that time we had shared many pets of mine both cats and dogs some we saved and others we lost as I stopped by to say goodbye both to Cindy and my little guy as his surgery was for later that day and how it would end we could not say.
As it happened it did not end well although through the surgery my Vet could not tell how it would end even though he survived and was resting and very much alive but his heart gave out and he passed away and for all of us a very sad day sadder for me because of my grief but sad for the Vets whose one belief was that Gizmo maybe had a chance until his heart stopped with his death dance.
Over the years and for most of my life there have been pets of various kinds many dogs and cats of different breeds have shared my life and made me pleased that I could have such wonderful friends who ask for little and in the end give me so much more than I can say love and affection every day and in the end they all pass on as their lifespan is but a song.
In Memory of Gizmo and my thanks to the wonderful Veterinarians and Staff especially Dr Donop who worked so hard and was so kind and understanding in my grief.
I do not know the reason why my thoughts should turn to a different place I only know I need to try to put on a braver face fate has once again been unkind and struck me a blow to give me pain as I have lost another friend another of the four legged kind.
Gizmo, my beautiful little dog stopped eating and cried when I picked him up and so to the Emergency room we spent Saturday evening till late they sent him home with little relief and Monday to our Vets we did go and he spent a week as they worked on him trying to figure what brought him low.
They scheduled him for surgery and told me that I should go back to the Vets to say goodbye just in case he did not pull through I cried and could not stop the tears as I spent time with my little mate not knowing if it would be the last that I would gaze upon his pretty face.
He looked at me with his beautiful eyes as if to say that he would try to get through this ordeal and we can be together again I said farewell and walked away crying so hard I could barely see and all of the people in the room turned away and let me be.
My little dog died that day after the surgery was complete his little heart just gave way as he went into an eternal sleep I shall always remember his little ways and how he would try to talk to me when he wanted something whatever it was he would whine and bark so I could see.
I brought him home and dug a hole in that special spot where the others lay so he does not sleep alone and in the next life has friends to play farewell Gizzie you will be missed our time together was way to short but I will always remember you for all of the pleasures you have brought.
Once again my heart does ache for another of my furry friends whose life in years is way to short and from our lives their time does end all I have left are memories of the time you spent with me but special are those beautiful thoughts and in my heart will ever be..
Gizzmo was a Yorkshire Terrier and I adopted him from the Georgetown Animal Shelter in January of 2018. We had a little over a year together, way, way too short. He was 13 years old.
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