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Friday, 14 June 2013

Goodbye Cody...

I debated with myself whether or not I should put this post up because well, its upsetting to write and I don't think it will be that much happier to read. In the end I thought that since I shared a little of this a few months ago when Cody became really ill it was only fair to tell you this as things are now coming to an end. When I posted about us discovering that my dog Cody had cancer I has so many sweet comments and messages which I have to say helped a lot, the blogging world has such an amazing feel of support and community and knowing there are people going through the same things as you can be such a huge help.

The treatment Cody has been on has helped a lot these past few month and has helped her to be a lot more comfortable than she was, plus let us have her in our lives a little longer. As I have said before she is nearly 13 years old which, so I have been told is 2 years more than the higher life expectancy of Dalmatians. Because of this she has some of the problems that come with old age, the main and most upsetting one has been the decline in her back legs. Overall she just isn't herself and seems very unhappy which is heartbreaking to see knowing that she has always been such a happy dog.

There is nothing we could do to drastically improver her quality of life which is at the end of the day the most important thing, I'd also never have been able to forgive myself if we were to try another pill or another treatment and while waiting to see if that had worked something horrible to happen to her. So after a lot of talking and a lot of upset we've come to the horrible decision to have Cody put to sleep, something I still can't say or type without crying. There would never have been a good time to do this and the only thing that can give me a little comfort is knowing that it's the right thing to do for her. One of the most upsetting things is that next week, June 20th would have been her 13th birthday. The vet will be coming out to our house this afternoon, I could never have taken her to the vets because she just gets so frightened so at least this way she will be a little calmer and her last moments won't be of inside the vets surgery. I know this is not a very pleasant post but I wanted to let you know and hope that you will understand if I am not around for a few days. She is and always has been one of the biggest parts of my life and to be honest, I don't know what I am going to do with out her...

Shelley xxx



  1. Oh that's so sad, but Cody lived a good life I mean 13! I had a dog like that in the exact situation but he had a brain tumour and we had to put him down so I know how it feels, just always remember they're in a better place now! :)

  2. Aw heart is with you <3

  3. Aw, that's sad! I'm thinking of you!

  4. Hi Shelley! I know it's been a little while since you posted this but I just wanted to say I hope you're doing okay and feeling better day by day. We're here for you... you know my email!!

    xx Ellie

  5. So sad when things like this happen. Hope you're doing ok :(


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