day 88 - baby number one

Today was the day I have worried about for eight years.

Last night we discovered a growth on one of Scarlett's hind paws, so today I took her to the vet. It's not bothering her, but it is a mass that should be removed as it could become cancerous if it isn't already.

Scarlett is the first pet I've ever had, so it was my first experience sitting in a vet office and being told that your dog needs very expensive surgery or if the cost is prohibitive, riding it out until their quality of life starts to deteriorate.



Is March over yet because seriously. This has been a really bad month and I have never been so happy to say goodbye to a month than I am right now. Enough already.

Comments

andrea said…
Cute picture and I hope everything is ok with your dog.
Awww! I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I love this picture though.
Becky Sue said…
Great picture of your sweet pup! Is this with the fisheye? Fun! Hope everything works out.
Serline said…
I have gone through several pet losses already, so I can empathize with what you are going through. We will keep you in our prayers for complete healing.
Checco said…
I can still remember you getting Scarlett 8 years ago and hearing about all the trouble she got herself into when she was a puppy. I am sure she will be fine Jennifer. Dogs are tougher than you think. Stay strong and keep your head up. This month is almost over. Things will turn around for you. Great things happen to great people : )

I love the picture of Scarlett.
Oh my goodness! the face - totally adorable!!!!!!!!!! I hope everything goes okay.
Dorian Susan said…
March leaves us soon. April is SURE to be better. Sorry to hear about your Scarlet...I hope that the surgery will be do-able both medically and financially. As a pet owner and lover, my heart is heavy and jumpy for you. I've been there. Warm k-9 filled prayers for you.
Take lots of pics of your girl....that will help.
Mari said…
Great picture! I'm sorry about the growth though - hope it all works out.
Good luck with the surgery. I have two dogs and two cats and I know first hand how attached we are to our animals. It's so wonderful to know yet another person who's pets are members of the family and are well taken care of!

I can't tell you how many of those aweful abused animal commercials that have been on today. This post is just want I needed.
Carlynn said…
We experienced watching our first baby (black Lab) as his health declined. Pets are family. Prayers for you.
Katherine said…
What a crummy month! Hope everything picks up in April! Love this shot of your first 'baby' as mine is hanging at my feet :)
Andrea said…
Oh poor Scarlett :( I hope she is okay. April is sure to be a better month.
Trish ~ ♥ ~ said…
adorable puppy, I know how you feel, we are facing a similiar situtation with my Murf. I am sure you will do what's best.
We LOVE our fur babies, too! (And, that photo made me smile BIG.) Saying a prayer for Scarlett and the rest of the family now. XO!
Sarah Halstead said…
I love it. Praying for her.
Tracy said…
I hope your baby is ok!! We have a furry family member and I can't imagine life without her....even though she is worse than the kids sometimes! ;) Love this photo ;)