22 December 2010

Prince - My brother

Hey guys, Chubbs here today.

The silly dog has been a bit down recently, a bit of small cuts here and there. With a pus in between the pads of his left hind leg, a little cut over the eyelid (healing), a little wound at the pad of his right hind leg. Mum will be keeping her eyes on him, and if he doesn't get better over the next 2 days, off to the vet he'll go!

So, why am I here? Well, today marks a whole year of my brother, Prince's passing. As you guys know, my brother and I were adopted by Mum from her friend's family. Our former family didn't look after our welfare, did not interact with us, or play with us or anything of that sort. When she first saw the condition Prince was in, she was shocked.

You see, Prince had this lump over his tummy. A huge lump, in relation to his tiny body. He was too skinny as well, but a very sweet boy according to Mum. His lump was infected, there was dried blood on it, there was pus, it was very very bad. So that night, Mum told the other hoomans that she will bring us to the vet, and when we get better, the hoomans can bring us back.

Mum had to keep us in seperated houses because well, his lump seemed really bad, and I had a tiny lump on my tummy as well; she was worried that the lump might pass on to me. & also because, I always squabble with him. (Well, he gave me a ear piercing in one of my ear! Does that make me a better boy?)

Prince had to go through a lot of pain because of the negligence of our former hoomans. The vet taught Mum to clean the wound, disinfect the wound, and apply medication on the wound. & Mum did it every single night without fail and complaint. But the one thing that was bothering her was, why haven't the former hoomans called her for an update? Weren't they concerned about our welfare? She didn't mention about us to the hoomans, thinking that they must be busy, or something.

With each passing day, Prince grew weaker and weaker. He couldn't deal with the treatment he had to go through. It was too painful. He lost weight, and became alarmingly skinny. The lump was too big, and was still growing despite the treatment, and eventually spreaded to his front legs. Eventually, his movements were restricted, he couldn't run or walk normally, he couldn't even eat properly. He had no strength to crack sunflower seeds by himself, Mum had to do it for him. Everyday, Mum watched him deteriorate, and blamed herself for his failing body.

Came the day when my dearest brother could not move, not a limp, but was just dragging his body around. & Mum's decision to let my brother rest in peace, without the pain and suffering he got to endure because of negligent hoomans.

Now I know my brother is over at the Rainbow Bridge, with precious Bobo, running free and climbing up and down, waiting for us all.

R.i.P, dearest brother.

PeeS: The WDA (White Dog Army) are having a Comment-A-Thon! Do drop by their lovely blog to leave a comment to help raise some green papers for the doggies out there!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That was such a very sad story about your brother Prince. You have a very goo Mum to try to make him better.

We sure hope Pepsi is OK, how did he get all those cuts? Please give him some snooter smoochies from our Mom.

Happy Holidays.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Thanks fur sharing the story of Prince -

AND thanks fur sharing the link to TWDA khomment-a-thon!


Two French Bulldogs said...

aaaahhhh, what a story... Sad. Hope brothers feets are ok
Benny & Lily

The Daily Pip said...

RIP dear Prince ...I am sure you miss him very much.

Your pal, Pip

Maureen said...

Oh sweet Prince. Your momma was his angel, just like she is yours. You is so lucky to have her. Those other hoomans didn't deserve to have you!!

Sleep well sweet Prince and dream of cheese. xo

Big slurps, HoneyBuzz

Pee.S. Thanks for telling me abouts the WDA! I is going der right now!!

Molly the Airedale said...

Bless your mum for taking such good care of Prince, Pepsi.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Those Elgin Pugs said...

We thank you for sharing Prince's memory with us~

and we go stop by your furiends bloggy and leave a comment~

many hugs,
IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

3 doxies said...

Oh dat was a sad story but at least your mom took ya'll and tried to do what was right and he passed away being loved.

Hope Pepsi does betters...keep us posted.


White Dog Blog said...

Your mum is an Angel for saving you and your brother. She tried so hard with Prince and at least should find comfort in knowing that she did everything possible to make sure his last days were filled with love and security.

We hope you are Ok, my friend! We are sending healing energy ad positive thoughts.

Thanks so much for spreading the word about my Birthday Comment-A-Thon. We all need to work together to rid the world of the horrible disease. It continues through midnight today.

FiveSibesMom said...

So sad. It's just never ever easy to loose a furpal. So sorry for your loss. I know he is romping over the Rainbow Bridge feeling all the love you gave him. This Christmas his spirit will sparkle with the stars up in the sky.

KB said...

What a sad story. May Prince rest in peace.