Blackjack: June 2006 – December 2016.
Sadly we had to make the decision on Friday to have Blackjack put to sleep. Despite medication over the last couple of months, and a slight improvement for a while, his heart just couldn’t cope. Lungs kept on filling up with liquid and diuretics couldn’t help to dry them out fast enough.
Blackjack was our little ray of sunshine. A cross Labrador/Griffon, who we adopted at the approximate age of 6 months from an animal shelter.
Above photo was his first Christmas with us in December 2006.
Blackjack shared our life and home for 10 years. The house seems very quiet and empty without him.
Other animal news . . .
Ducky had to spend 2 days and nights at the vet’s. I noticed, on Thursday morning, that he was having difficulty urinating. On Thursday afternoon, alarm bells started ringing in my head, and we whisked him off to the vet’s. A good job we did too. Poor chap was suffering from a blocked urinary tract which could have proved fatal if left untreated more than 48 hours.
He’s back home now,all unblocked and none the worse for wear (wish I could say the same for our bank balance). I’ve immediately changed dried cat food. Ducky will need a specific food in future, to avoid any further blockage and the vet has said there’s no harm if the other cats all eat the same food (which is just as well since with 4 cats it’s impossible to keep a check on who eats what).