I am still in shock - I can't believe he is gone. He was fine the night before & the next morning I let them out & he was acting funny. I called them back in & he didn't come. He was laying out there & I knew he was in trouble. Cody stayed there with him & I came back in to give Nestor his shot & when I went back out he was gone. So Quick I still ran him to the vets as I couldn't believe he had died. But he verified it. I brought him home & called to make his cremation arrangement.
He had been in the hospital twice this year for tests as he was sick - they said he had pancreatic. The Dr gave me meds & he got OK but I keep him on a special diet of low fat and he seems to do OK He didn't show any signs of being sick. He did seem to cling to me a lot so I think he may have had Pancreatic cancer.
He acted the same way Katie did ( She was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer) and I always did feel Katie was his & Snickers mommie as I rescued them both from the same area and Snookums looks so much like Katie did.
Snickers & Snookums were brothers & I rescued them together just before they were to be gassed in Ohio. They were sooo bonded. More Snook then Snick but very bonded. Snickers wouldn't go out unless Snick went too. They sleep together & stayed together. They had completely different personalities as Snook didn't play & Snick did. Snick was very active & Snook was a couch potato. Cody loved to play with Snickers & Snookums would get upset & growl at Cody. They didn't hit it off to well & yet Cody was the one who stayed with Snookums till the end.
Snook became a real pain of late - just hung on me under my feet for several months & I would get upset as I couldn't even sit down a minute when I was so sick without him jumping on me & I would make him get down & pet him on the floor. Since my health has been bad I can't take all the commotion with the pain and he really got on my nerves at time. Little did I know he may be dying. I had him to the vets just a few weeks ago & he seemed fine. I just feel bad I didn't spend more time with him now but I didn't know. I just said to him the other day- I will have you pestering me for a long time huh? I would never be mean to him just ignored him at times or said go lay down I don't feel good. Now I feel bad. But he knew I loved him as we had our good times too & I did pet him a lot & talk to him.
I just feel so bad & cannot believe he is gone but he is and I am really having trouble dealing with it.
I just had him groomed last week & he looked so cute with his bandana on his neck I made a big fuss & told him how handsome he was.
I guess I will never know for sure what it was but he weighed 40 lbs & when I got him he only weighed 26. He was only 6 or 7 - still a young pup. Never in a million years did I expect this.
Snick was in the hospital also as he just lays around for a couple months now - won't play & follows me around. The vet says he acts depressed for some reason - maybe he knew as all his tests came back 100% the vet says he's real healthy.
I could never get them adopted as I would not separate them because of their bond. I had several apps on Snook but I said no not without Snick. Well now I guess God decided different and they are now separated. But one day they will be together again forever. I am watching Snick real close as he sure stays with me now.
Never in a million years did I ever expect this. I will never understand what happened.