Yesterday, we put Primrose to rest. Primrose was still in a pretty reasonable place, and we decided to let her go, before getting her into an unreasonable place. Primrose had always been such an active little Cavalier, it was obvious it was becoming hard for her to live with the restrictions Chronic Heart Failure due to Mitrial Valve Disease was putting on her.
It is never easy making the decision of when to euthanize a pet. When is the right time? As I drove yesterday to the vets with her, as she caught my glances, they were met with a trusting stare and gentle wag of tail. My, I questioned my motives for this most final of decisions.
I sat with her in the back of the car, as the vet administrated the finality of my decision, with my hand against her ribcage, I felt her heart fall still. A heart enlarged and working so hard it would give her the appearance of gently rocking, when she tried to rest. It did not feel right, it did not feel wrong, it felt like she was able to finally rest, something that she was finding increasingly hard to do.
Restwell, Pretty Primrose.
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“Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned.” Brad Watson, Last Days of the Dog-Men: Stories
Welcome to this blog. I am Jane, a hobby breeder, situated in North Devon, England, UK (map at bottom of page ,shows where we are) on a quest to breed a healthier type Cavalier King Charles(small) type Spaniel.
WE DO NOT EXPORT PUPPIES
Why I don't export
Our breeding dogs are multi generational extensively health tested. With all our breeding stock having recommended and relevant DNA tests for their breed/breeds. We also have breeding stock annually eye examined on the BVA Hereditary Eye Disease Scheme for dogs, MRI scanned on the BVA scheme using the BVA chiari malformation /syringomyelia breeding protocol, and heart examined using The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles breeding protocol