Sunday, August 10, 2008
Good Bye My Good Boy Cash
It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am writing this post. It has not been a great year for us Matulich's, with the losses adding up to too many with the latest being our boy Cash Dawg.
Cash was a dog that could drive me absolutely crazy. He was too jumpy, too nippy, couldn't sit still for a minute and yet the biggest cuddle bug you could wish for, and the most loyal of pups. He was my friend and my baby.
It was a routine weekend. We were playing in the front yard. Testing our new Furminator brush on Cash. He was happy. Stef decided he and Cash were going to have a hike in the Rockville Hills. We figured Cash was probably tired of our walking route around our house, and the two took a trip to the hills. I being a lazy dolt, wanted to stay home and get some chores done.
Within 40 minutes Stef was callin me for help. Cash has gone down,could not breathe proper, and was paralyzed. Fearing heat stroke, as water is limited in those hills, I drove like a maniac to Rockville with a jug of water and a bowl. Watching Stef run down the mountain with Cash on his shoulders, my heart sank. We tried everything to get water into his system to no avail. We quickly contacted the Emergency Vet Clinic in Cordelia to let them know we were on our way.
Once at the vet, they administered an IV and oxygen, but the conclusion was it was too late. His fever was about 109, and nothing could be done. The vet tried to reassure us stating that she believed he may have an underlining disease, which may not have been detectable until now, and that it would be best to put our boy out of the pain he was in.
Looking back, as these instaces force us to, we start seeing things that may have been signs. During our normals walks, Cash would start out with a jolt, but by the end of our trip, we would have take frequent rests and need lots of water. Of course at the time we thought he was just out of shape, and needing the exercise. If I had only known this could be a sign of something more...If only everything.
Kaleb is still a little confused as to why his dog has to stay with the doctors, and I am grateful that he is not fully understanding of what took place, other than his dog has to sleep for a long time and cannot come home.
While I am not too fond of cliche's I will say to everyone, be thankful for what you have as you never know when you may lose it. Whether you are talking about a beloved pet, brother, mother or sister. Life happens in an instant.
I love you Cash dog. You will be missed.