|Ricky Ricardo Beagle, RIP|
Ricky died in his crate next to Lucy in her crate before I left for work. My temp. roomies told me Lucy cried outside Ricky's crate by his body in the evening when they were home.
I'm planning a series of blog entries on pack management. Not always winning the battle is part of accepting at risk dogs. Ricky was severely heart-worm positive as is Lucy.
In the context of a large pack, I decided in consultation with his vet and my rescue/director friend to neuter him because I had two girls, Lucy and Peanut, intact due to mammary tumors. We took the risk on behalf of the vulnerable girls. We and he lost - but the girls won and Ricky knew love.
I talked with the vet about spaying Lucy since she might be impregnated by Ricky. Her HW cough is so bad, I won't. Will wait and see....letting her live the best life possible as we did Ricky, sending her and her unborn to heaven should she indeed be pregnant. Lucy will not survive a pregnancy but if she's NOT pregnant, I won't cut her life short as a prevention.