Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I'm crying because we lost one of our buddies, Poco, yesterday to kidney disease. It was so sudden.
Poco was the long-haired chihuahua who lived diagonally across the street. He was a real sweetheart of a little dog and his human mother, Anne, is devastated.
A couple years ago he developed kidney stones. They were removed and Poco was placed on a diet of cooked ground meat, rice, and bread crumbs. He thrived on this diet and was fine for a few years. Then over the weekend he got sick and stopped eating. Anne took him to the vet, they ran blood tests, etc., and found that his kidneys were "shot" and there was nothing that they could do to save poor little Poco. So, Anne, a retired nurse, made the heart-breaking decision to have him put to sleep. Anne and Poco were together for 13 years. It was just the two of them.
Rest in Peace, little Poco. We will miss you.