Yesterday my partner and I finally made the painfully difficult decision to have our beautiful boy Utah euthanised. Arthritis and other joint problems were taking their toll on his poor old body.
We always knew that it would be quality of life rather than quantity with Uie. He had developed into a swimmer puppy by three weeks of age (legs out like a parachute) and didn't learn to walk properly until he was about 6 weeks old. He had a hip replacement at 12 months of age, then had to have surgery again a year later, as the implant had moved. Really he was an orthopedic disaster. In spite of all his problems he had the most beautiful nature, he loved everyone and everyone loved him.
The sadness and emptiness I feel at the moment is rather overwhelming.
Goodbye my beautiful boy.....Rest in Peace
Utah - 27/08/1998 - 13/07/2010