Saturday, February 9, 2013
GOODBYE TO NICKY, TOO
Anyway, Nicky lay around all day Thursday, and he didn't want to eat, and he only got up at bedtime to drink some water and pee on the carpet in the bedroom. Then he stood there for a while, like he was nervous and didn't know what to do. And he kept panting, so he probably had a fever again. But when the rest of us went to bed, Nicky finally did, too.
After that, she took him to VCA Mission to see Dr. Grigsby, and by the time they had been there 10 minutes, Nicky's temperature was already up to 107º. The normal temperature for a dog is between 100º and 103º, and I know this because I looked it up.
Then Mom asked if maybe Nicky should be put down, and Dr. Grigsby said she thought that was something to consider, because Nicky was not having any fun anymore. So they talked about it, and Mom decided to do it. And she stayed there with Nicky the whole time and told him she was sorry she hadn't been able to give him a happier life, and also she was sorry that Barry bit him all those times.