« on: June 19, 2006, 03:46:52 PM »
I'm going through a similar situation... so hard to move and find an animal friendly environment. I may be stuck commuting 1-2hours each way until I can find something. But living on campus is out of the question, since I have 3 cats and a dog. My poor old lab is currrently in ICU... had to race her into the hospital for emergency surgery over the weekend. For some reason I woke up in the middle of the night, and decided to walk her, and she collapsed a block away...she was all contorted and engorged... turned out she had bloat - her intestines were all twisted up above her heart... supposedly they die within a few hours from that...only 20-30% chance she would survive the surgery because she's so old - 15 years - but she made it through... hoping she'll recover. Animals are SO wonderful. Poor Francis the home feels empty without her.
Pets become part of the family... I hope she makes a full recovery and you get to enjoy a few more years with her.