When Pets Are Sick

I AM one of THOSE people that gush about my pet and bore you with the 200+ pics I have on my phone.  When did this happen to me?  I used to scoff at THOSE people!

Rocket has been my best friend, baby and companion for 6+ years.  I have NO idea how I managed without the love of this creature in my life before he came along.  HE is the reason I got out of bed during my darkest days.  He is always there, excited to see me and filled with love.

He got Very Sick a couple of days ago.  Sicker than I’ve ever seen him.  He was losing fluids at both ends and the danger of dehydration was a real threat.  I called 5 different vets offices to see if I could get someone to look at him, before I found someone with an opening.  I had to sit in the waiting room for a couple of hours until they could work me in.

Rocket and I are both back home.  Him, dozing on the couch next to me.  I’ve got 2 different medications and some special food for him.  The picky eater that he is actually ate some of the food and he’s drinking water.  Both are improvements.  So I’m encouraged.

I think he’s going to be ok.  But a time like this really does make you think about what a HUGE part of your life these Furbabies are.  He IS family.

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing and in the Poets Quarterly published by Prolific Press in Spring/2019. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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13 Responses to When Pets Are Sick

  1. So happy to hear that Rocket is doing better! You are so right about how wonderful it is to have your “Furbaby” to share your life. Hope you are better too! Wishing you both Much Love and Hugs!!
    xoxoxo

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  2. Sue Vincent says:

    I hope Rocket picks up quickly. I can only imagine how worried you are. They are family… I don’t know what I’d do without my Ani. Hugs, Penny.

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  3. I hope he gets better quickly. He is a cute little guy.

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  4. 80smetalman says:

    Wishing Rocket a speedy recovery.

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  5. I can relate to this Penny, my little pup (12 years old) is showing signs of growing old. It’s very hard to watch. I wish you and you “baby” all the best.

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