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.


16 thoughts on “Update

  1. Oh I’m so sorry to read this.
    Poor Misty πŸ˜”

    It’s awful when this happens – and the unexpected nature of it just makes it infinitely worse.

    Sending lots of comforting vibes my friend πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

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    1. Thanks Charmer. It is indeed infinitely worse being so sudden and during her prime. Kind of shakes the Earth from underneath you, to think this could just happen any time in that way without any explanation. Doesn’t bear thinking about, then you remember and it’s very draining. I definitely want to learn more about the issue she had. They are just so innocent, especially Misty as she was such an angel.

      Thank you! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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  2. So sorry RoBIN. Can’t even imagine what your feeling right now. I have had Zoey, my little doggie, for 3 years now and if I lost her I don’t know what I would do. They bring so much joy to our lives and become family. Once again sorry for your loss.

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    1. Thank you!

      We lost a puppy named Zoe once when I was younger 😭, after just a few days of having her, then a few more in the vet. I don’t know what type she was but roughly similar in appearance/colour to Misty from memory. *sigh* tragic. We had two other dogs and they died more normally at older ages.

      Yes indeed they do and I learned that mini schnauzers are very intelligent too, with interesting personalities. She was an angel. What type is your dog? πŸ’™


  3. Oh, That’s sad. I had a cat a while back that had a sudden stroke and was just paralyzed and had to be put down. One minute, she was fine and the next, she couldn’t move her head. I am so sorry to hear about Misty. Take Care

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