Visits to the vet suggested heart failure or kidney disease and at 12 years old we couldn’t put him through the pain and uncertainty of surgery or anaesthetic.
Eventually he didn’t want to go on his daily walk as his once strong legs failed him and then over the month of December his once voracious appetite became picky and eventually he refused all food which was totally unlike him. He became weaker over the Christmas holiday and eventually on December 29th we had to make the heart-breaking decision to let him go. The whole family accompanied him on his final journey to the vets for what was probably one of the worst days of our lives as we said goodbye to our darling Blue.
Our house is not the same without our boy and the silence is deafening. Our eyes play tricks when we enter a room expecting to see our boy reclined on the sofa or one of the beds.
We could never have imagined the pain and loss we are feeling from losing Blue and that initial thought 11 years ago of taking him on a week’s trial seems like a bad joke.
If anyone is considering adopting a Shar Pei rescue dog, we can speak from experience and promise you that he/she will give you far more than you could ever give them.
Rest in Peace darling Blue you were our much-loved baby boy and we will never forget you.
Bobby and Teresa B.