This has been the hardest and most traumatic thing ever.
I still cant function normally, and honestly, don't know when I'll be able to.
He was my first dog, we got him at 10 weeks as soon as we bought our first house.
I have no kids yet, and spent practically 24/7 with him.. some may say I was a "helicopter" mom.
He came everywhere with us, bars, restaurants, vacations.. he was so well behaved, and loved everyone (I wondered if I got a defective dobie as he loved any strangers that would come to our door and run and kiss them
He gave my life so much joy, helped me through the hardest times, and always knew how to comfort me.
I cant help but blame myself and wish there was something I could have done differently.
He went to the vet monthly, if not more.. he had Addison's disease and chronic GI problems.
Weird part is, he had an echo and ultrasound done in February, to check his whole body - and his kidneys looked GREAT.
I'm having a hard time accepting his diagnose as "Renal Dysplasia" when he never had any kidney issues..
He was SUCH a happy dog, and always had a smile on his face.
Rest in paradise my sweetest boy, I hope your endlessly sunbathing and bird watching