Saturday, March 24, 2012

We are sad tonight

This is my grand-dog, Titan, not even a year old, with his bestie, Heather.  She is my oldest grandson's girl friend.  If you follow my blog, you know how much we all love this dog.  
A week ago he started limping and favoring a back leg.  We think he probably has hip dysplasia.  It's a common problem among the larger breeds of dogs, and the outlook is not good.  Monday we will find out for sure if that's the problem.  
There is a surgery that can be performed, but the chances of it helping the dog are slim, and the cost of the surgery is high.    
Heather and I had a long talk tonight, and we agreed that the best course of action would probably be to spoil that dog rotten and fulfill his every dream in the next few weeks.  
Does anybody have a large female dog in heat?  I'm pretty sure that would be on Titan's bucket list.  No, he isn't neutered.  
Meanwhile, if the diagnosis confirms our fears, we plan to feed him steak and hamburger and whatever else might appeal to him.  
I'm so sad tonight.  I sure hope we are wrong about what ails him.

17 comments:

Celeste Sanders said...

Oh no. I do hope everything turns out good. Since losing Rascal and baby both this month, I cannot stand the thought of someone else I know losing a loved one.

PFL0W said...

dangit. sorry. sorry to hear. that stinks.

it would be so nice if their lifetimes more closely matched our own.

Mo Rage

Hyperblogal said...

I sure hope it's something else, but, if not, your plan sounds wonderful....

Forty Pound Sack said...

Sending love and good wishes to Titan ~

Margaret said...

So sorry!! You-know-what sure happens to the best people(and dogs). Hate it.

Spyder said...

I'm so sorry! Our pyr started limping years ago. It was cancer. Love them while you have them! Sending healing thoughts & prayers.

TARYTERRE said...

This is so sad. Titan is such a sweetheart. Full of life and love. he'll be in my prayers. Hoping for the best, poor thing.

Cliff said...

hopefully it's a pulled muscle or sore tendon.
btw, glad you got my name tattoed on your shoulder.
I suppose I'll have to keep this quiet.

Jon said...

If steak, hamburger, and a horny female dog don't cure him - - I don't know what will.

Give him plenty of love. I'm sure he's a sweetheart.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is not good news at all. I have heard that large dogs can have that problem. I'm hoping that something can be done for him.

CountryDew said...

I hope the vet can offer some help and suggestions. So sorry the poor thing is hurting.

Missie said...

I sure hope it's nothing serious with Titan. What type of breed is he anyway? He's beautiful!

Lisa said...

Hoping Titan will be ok. Hugs Lisa

Tango said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. Sure hope it's something else! Hugs to the big boy.

Jenny Woolf said...

I hope you are wrong too. Our dog had this and he was pretty bad for a while but he actually got over it.

Lori said...

Oh, I hope so too! He looks like a big sweetie!!

small farm girl said...

I hope everything comes out ok.