Sorry for anyone who was waiting expectantly for the PIP tribunal result! I did in fact receive the letter on Friday, however at exactly the same time as I received it my little bro messaged saying he needed to tell me something. I phoned him up and he told me that Misty had died 😩. Misty was my parents’/family dog, who had her 8th birthday on 1st January, and whom I’ve posted pictures/videos of here many times. She brought joy to a lot of people. He waited a few days to tell me because of my tribunal stuff, which I just thought was really strong to be able to do that, and I’m grateful for it.
I hadn’t seen her for two and a half years, but over five years I was lucky to be able to spend a lot of time with her (especially whilst living at home a couple of times) so I’d created a strong bond with her, as you could tell from my posts. Similarly for my little bro for whom Misty was great company (from age 14) when all of his older brothers had moved out.
It happened completely unexpectedly and suddenly, she was perfectly healthy then in the night after being let out in the garden, she had a problem with her back legs and had to go to an emergency vet. She had slipped discs, which was too severe to treat and they had to put her down. Just like that. It’s so shocking. She’d never had any health problems and was always energetic. It’s scary isn’t it? I looked it up and it seems like it was IVDD, which I’ll learn more about later on if so.
I felt terrible for my brother and especially for my parents who were living with her every day. Can you imagine? Suddenly in the middle of the night losing her out of nowhere. It’s a very weird feeling, mind-boggling at times.