We mourn the sudden loss of our 13 year old dog, Tika. It appears to have happened quickly. We had gone in for our appointment regarding what we thought was the onset of seizures. Her heart had expanded and was pressing against her spine. There was some edema as well. We had no clue that this was what we were dealing with. Unfortunately her age and being a small breed makes this common. She could have simply passed due to virtually anything, she was fine in the car when we put her in so she had a quiet space. On our drive home, she wanted to go from the front to the back and lay down, had we known that she was dying then, we wouldn’t have left the vet. I am however, grateful, that I kept checking in on her and when I knew something was terribly wrong, I held her in my arms with my love and comfort.
Be free sweet girl, the Bridge is there for you as are your love ones. We will miss you dearly.
Ever giggle at the faces our pets make? I know we do!
Miss Tika is just one of those sweet dogs who sticks her tongue out! It’s incredibly adorable!
Tika’s our 12 year old chi mix that came to our family about a year ago. She is definitely mummies girl *grins*
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
For those that have asked, 2nd opinion inquiries have been done. Some as far as 45 minutes to an hour away. Thank you for your suggestions and tips to help Tika. In the meantime we still need to continue our fundraising to help her get her dental surgery. So I ask of you to donate and if you can’t please share, I’m not giving up on her.
To make a donation or share her link please click http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-tika-eat-without-pain/143569
Yesterday was a super busy day for mom, so she wasn’t able to update how Tika is doing. Tika is a fighter in every sense of the word, her hip doesn’t stop her (she had surgery years ago), and she does like the snow, its just seeing her lack of interest in eating and having to bribe her to do so.
My recent post about Tika which you can read about here https://ramblingpets.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/determined-for-tika/ has been shared by a few and we are so grateful for the work that others have done to help us. Just think for every dollar donated how quickly we could have her scheduled for her surgery and recovering?
We would like to thank Jeanne Melansom whose literally gone out of her way to help share and promote Tika’s cause. Please check out her website she writes amazing stuff! http://www.jeannemelanson.com/fundraising-for-a-senior-dog-named-tika
We are over $100 now towards Tika’s cause and its a great start, but we know if we all band together, we can make this happen for Tika.
Tika licked mommy this morning as if to say “thank you mommy”
Tika wouldn’t let mommy remove her hand *beams*
If you wish to donate to Tika’s cause please visit her page here https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-tika-eat-without-pain/143569.
Would you like Tika to personally email you and let you know how she is getting on? With a personal photograph? Then donate just $25 for this wonderful girl to come to an inbox near you.
If you donate $100 Tika will give you a personal thank you on her mom’s Instagram page or recently set up Twitter. If there is enough interest we will set up her own Instagram because she knows just how much you have helped her to eat without pain again and really appreciates it.
Well, now that our fur brofers and sistas are adjusting to their new homes, we at Wags and Wiggles, thought we should redirect our energy and clean up the place.
As you can see we first started by changing our skin. With Halloween days away, we thought it would be fun, to have something ghoulish. Next, we have been promoting our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wags-and-Wiggles/355170354499566, For those who are new and haven’t heard or seen our page, please click the link and see what we have been up to. We have been climbing with our “likes” we are almost at 800!! We are really hoping to get there soon, so if you could click the “like” button that would be so happy. We would do lots of wiggle bum dancing for you too!
We have also decided to work towards helping our senior fur friends. See there are many senior furries that don’t get to enjoy their lives to the fullest, just as our special needs furry friends don’t either. Far too often they are discarded to a shelter where it is likely no one will adopt them. We don’t feel that way. Our Facebook page and our Blog are dedicated to the memory of our Fur Daddy Rizzo. Rizzo passed away 2 years ago December 14 at the age of 11 1/2 years old. Mommy and Daddy stood by him as he fought so hard to enjoy his final days with us. He eventually succumbed to brain cancer.
See senior’s have a lot to teach us as do our special needs fur friends too. We have learned so much from them, that words can’t even be put together to describe how valuable they are to us.
Be sure to check back often as we post about all sorts of things.
Next topic: With winter coming on do you dress your pet in pet jackets or booties? How does your pet like them?