Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jack


Jack is our 12 year old Labrador retriever. He is very sick.
Generally potsblog is a happy-skippy place but occaisionally reality intrudes.

17 comments:

Lou said...

poor Jack - give him pets from me, whats wrong with him Gary?

Greg said...

aww man.. hope he feels better soon!

gr said...

bloodwork is being done--something between a tumor, kidneys failing and doggie alzheimers, or all three and then some--
thanks for the kind words!

Susan as herself said...

Black labs are some of my favorite dogs---we had one growing up...

Hope he feels better---poor sweetie!

ML said...

Oh, I knew when I saw that picture that something was amiss there. He really looks wrong, and I can't say why. Poor darling. Crossed fingers for him and lots of loving touches and pets and soft words.

Ellen said...

I am so sorry he is sick. I hope he is better soon....

gr said...

um, there really isn't a chance of better, just how long, but thank you. Sorry to be maudlin, but he has been at my side all day long for 12 years! He is now too. That's all he wants, to be with you, and man, that is humbling.

Gordo The Geek said...

Oh, Gary. There is something very humbling about a dog's completely unconditional love, isn't there?

Hang tough, my friend.

Greg said...

I can't imagine what you are going through, but we're all here with you and would be there if we all could.

hugs for you all there.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this news.

So glad he can still do what makes him the happiest-being by your side.

I wish him and you as much comfort as possible. And him a kiss on top of his head.

How does he manage to stay so black in a potter's studio?

This is the last thing I read my kitty-though she already knew it (as I know you and Jack do too). It helped me and I offer it in case it might comfort you too-
"Yes, it's one of the basic truths of the physical universe, Sprocket. Things don't disappear. They just change, and change, and change."
-Doc, from Fraggle Rock

deborah

gr said...

Thanks--he is, you know, cheerful, as retrievers usually are!

Ellen said...

((hug)) <-- There is a hug for Jack. And here is one for Gary --> ((hug))

If he won't get better, than I wish him absence of pain, and comfort for you all.

celeste said...

Get well soon, Jack.

John Bailey said...

Hugs all round. Keep Jack as happy as you can, Gary. But then I know you will...

gr said...

Thanks!

Lou said...

Deborah's quote pushed the wee tears off my eyelids and down my cheeks. I'm really sorry Gary, I know how awful you feel, we're all here for you hun, hugs and pets, x

Mother of Invention said...

Sorry he's not going to get much better. That's truly the hardest part of owning pets...you must some day say goodbye, which ain't easy. Hang in there and give him anything he wants!