It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of my precious baby boy Robbie.
On Tuesday afternoon, we went for our usual walk and then I gave him an early dinner. I left and met up with my husband, Bill to go for dinner. Robbie seemed fine then. When we arrived home, he didn’t fly down the stairs to greet us, very unusual. I had to help him down stairs and went to take him for his bedtime walk. We got outside, he went pee pee and then he turned around and wanted to go right back in the house, very unusual. Then he collapsed at the bottom of the stairs.
Meanwhile, Robbie was doing better, at least temporarily. The vet sent him home Thursday night with an armload of medications. The vet said that sometimes, with the medications, they will rebound for awhile and that he wasn’t suffering. Before we picked him up, I made him and Bill strawberry shortcake, their favorite. We enjoyed some together that evening. I stayed at home Friday to be with him and care for him.
Since there was no warning, we were so glad to have him back home, no matter how short a time. However, he really kept me busy Friday. He couldn’t keep any food down and he couldn’t control his bladder. I was constantly cleaning the carpet and reassuring him that it wasn’t his fault. He kept giving me that guilty look. (Funny, Thursday night he kept down his strawberry shortcake).
We love you Robbie! Daddy and I will especially miss your greetings when we get home, your assistance in keeping the kitchen floor clean, your smile, and cuddles!
Mom and Dad
Our Last Day with Robbie, at His Favorite Hangout