Sunday we had to say goodbye to rowdy.
he was fine on saturday and had been making progress with his affection toward his humans (his fosters) and following them around, nudging them to pet him - which was huge coming from an old pup who, when he came in, up until just a few days prior, was aloof and we had fears he was senile.
we had spoken on saturday about taking him back to the vet because he had a skin irritation that was not getting better.
his fosters found rowdy collapsed sunday morning. they called us from the vet’s to let us know it was time to help rowdy over the rainbow bridge. the vet thought maybe it was a tumor, bloat or his heart. they didn't feel they could do much to help him as he was having a hard time breathing and starting to have seizures because his brain wasn't getting enough oxygen.
not only are we heartbroken about losing rowdy, our hearts break for our fosters. they had adopted our 13 year old redd a couple of years ago and redd has passed away just a few months ago, as well as their other golden died a few weeks later. so much loss in such a short time!
although we are very sad over the loss of rowdy we are so grateful he was with us knowing nothing but love at the end of his life. thank you to his fosters for caring for and loving rowdy and for only wanting him to have a wonderful life in his final days. it comforts us to know that he did thanks to his amazing foster family.
run free sweet rowdy! #rip#rainbowbridge #💔