Monday, October 15, 2012

Family time

For the past few weeks, we've been taking it a day at a time, enjoying every last moment with our Sasha.  She got a little strength back, and was able to show us once again who is le grande dame of the house.  Best were (rare) days where she showed moments of true pug appetite.

Cabbage.  The only thing she really tore at with pug gusto. 

Sasha does love her cabbage.

It's these brief flashes of 'Sasha' that've been keeping us going.

But, she's weakening.  She's eating less.  Her liver is mysteriously failing, while simultaneously pitching her kidneys in and out of crisis and giving her recurrent internal bleeding.  Her vets wanted to do internal organ biopsies and treatment for her presumed disseminated cancer.  We refused. 

She's happiest when in one of our laps, never willing to let us out of her sight.  I'll tuck her onto her heated bed in a comfy corner in one room, walk into another, and look down to see my old girl toddling in after me.

As long as she's comfortable, we get to hold her for one more day.


  1. such a nice post. we love you sasha.

  2. We love you,. Sasha. You are in good hands.
    Many more happy days ahead.

  3. We are so so glad to hear from you and see how you are spending these days with our girl Sasha. Pug love to you. Too funny that cabbage of all things is her choice of food.


  4. I love you Sasha-
    feel your familys hands as they lovingly touch you.
    - feel the kisses on your head-
    listen to the whispers.
    We love you

  5. sasha, these moments are bittersweet but i am so grateful that you are spending them at home with your family. we love you very much.

  6. Oh Sasha, mom is just helping me catch up with my friends blogs. I am so sorry to find out that you have been so ill. Your momma and Dad are taking such good care of you. Me And Brigitte are sending bushels of sunflower sister love to you. Sluggo sends big hugs and kisses. Oh dear friend, I hope you have many more sweet moments with your family. Your sisters are such tender girls. No question how much they love you.


  7. Awww, this breaks my heart! You're doing the absolute best thing you can for her. She will know that until her very last breath, she was loved beyond measure. I'm so glad you have this time with her. I hadn't heard from you in a while, but I've been thinking about you all the time and praying you still have your baby girl with you. *hugs!*