Scottie MOT is back and this month it is an extended edition with Cath Marchbank which could be re-titled Scottie MORT. That is because we discuss how owners and second pets should prepare for the passing of a Scottie. Cath offers some practical tips and explains that other dogs or cats in the home may be lost and bewildered so it is important to involve them in the grieving process too. Although recorded on 5 September 2022, it seems prescient that it airs the day after the world was shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Rocky who was owned by Maxine.
A very good article, I wish I had a paw print of Rocky but I know I would have found it too difficult. When you say goodbye to a dog you have to remember all those happy times you had, so very important when feeling sad.
Rocky had liver cancer; we had thought his on-off diarrhoea was due to the very hot weather, he had various vet visits but one Thursday a blood test and ultrasound confirmed the bad news, we were given some steroids to help him and increase his appetite but stoic Rocky only had 1 and on the Monday we said goodbye to our poorly boy.
Rocky was a very special Scottie for me, he had a wonderful life but I miss him so very much & always have to remind myself he was so loved. We buried him in the garden which is comforting and I took a snip of his hair to add to his baby teeth before we said au revoir.
Following my rehabilitation from a brain hemorrhage, my sister had encouraged me to get a dog and found the breeder for Rocky. That proved a massive turning point, I took him for very short walks which helped my mobility and speech and so much more besides.
Rocky will always be in our hearts. Max & John