It was a sad day for me, personally, as I held my long-time pet and companion in my arms as we put him down to sleep forever. Here are a few videos over the years, including one taken yesterday morning with my smartphone. I spent most of Maxxie’s last day with Maxxie, as well as taking many photos and video’s for my private collection and memories.
Our vet said he has an injury on his eye which didn’t heal and now the iris is poking through. The build up of fluids behind his eye is what causes the weeping and the pain and he is in pain. She said it’s going to get a lot worse, no chance of healing. In addition to the pain from his exploding eye, he was having problems walking with a spinal injury and arthritis, deafness and other ailments and it would have been too late to save the eye. We did not want him to suffer during the Holidays, where immediate emergency care may not be available.
Maxxie at our Medieval Wedding August 31, 2002
Maxxie out at the Cottage August 22, 2009
Maxxie participating in the Flexi City Belt Retractable Leash Test September 2011
Here’e Maxxie this morning “T minus 10 hours” December 20, 2012