Kevin, out for a hike in the beautiful country of Lesotho, Africa. Photo taken February 13, 2014.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Not a good night

We're off to the vet again this morning. Whiskey has been getting progressively worse the last two days and now can't keep any food down. I was up four times with her last night, coming out both ends. Worse, is that now she's not even interested in eating.

Whether or not this is all related to her rabies shot last Thursday, we'll probably never know for sure. We'll see what the vet says I guess.

I suppose at 15 years old, maybe there comes a time when the system just starts to shut down. We were hoping not to have to contemplate the kind of decision that entails, but she is certainly not happy and can't continue like this. Maybe whatever this is is fixable, but something in the back of my head says this isn't going to get better.

We have a vet appointment at 10:40 this morning so I'll report back to you when we get back from the vets.

Managed to get half of the roof washed yesterday, and I'll get the other half done this morning before the sun gets around to the other side. We had a beautiful summer day yesterday and today is forecast to be just as nice. I also got the KandN air filter cleaned and re-oiled, so that's another job crossed off the list.

Up on the roof doing some cleaning.

I know all you RV'ers out there do this roof cleaning and inspection every three months like you're supposed to. So, I don't need to remind you how important it I?


  1. Me and my three pups are sending up doggie prayers. I really hate this part of pet ownership.

  2. Our whole family is hoping for you Whiskey, give it the good fight. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  3. So sorry to read that Whiskey is not improving. 15 years is a long time - we lost our last dog at age 16. Unfortunately we waited one day to long to put her to rest and she got in horrible pain and cried and cried until the vet's office opened. I'm holding onto hope that your vet visit will bring improvement to Whiskey.

  4. sending a little doggie prayer your way!..hope the vet visit will give her some relief.

  5. Lots of prayers for Whiskey. I'm so sorry she doesn't feel good. These loving companions of ours bring so much joy into our lives. And they trust us to do what is right for them. Breaks my heart.

  6. So sorry to hear about Whiskey she will be in our prayers. Our oldest dog Lady can hardly get up off the floor and walk,we know her day's are numbered :(

  7. so sorry to hear whiskey isn't improving..:( how sad for you it breaks our hearts for you all....i know you love her dearly...we have been where you are many many times...I know you love her enough to know when its time to let her go...hopefully it is 'fixable'...we will be praying on this end for you all...will be watching for an update...
    hugs to you both and Whiskey

  8. This is the part of pet ownership that we all dread. I've had to go along for moral support on more than one occasion when it finally came time to make that final tough decision. I know my brother said a while back that he never wanted another dog after his last one had to be put down, it broke his heart so.
    I kind of feel the same way.
    Whiskey might get better, and I sure hope so.

  9. Thank you so much everyone for all your postive thoughts and prayers. They must be working because she is doing better today, so hopefully the improvement will continue and not slide backwards like it did the other day.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


We love hearing from you! Please take the time to leave a comment...