Monday Morning Vinny

Monday, July 18, 2011


Of all of us, I think Vinny is feeling the loss of Bernie the most. He's started peeing in the house again and the first few days, he kept biting at my legs when I would walk by. I tried having a heart to heart with him but I don't think he gets it.

He always seemed pretty indifferent to Bernie but he would hide behind my living room chair and jump out at her. At first, it scared her, but then it got to the point where he would jump out at her and she would have this look on her face like, "Jackass".

Bernie had seizures occasionally in the middle of the night and the vet thought that it might be from her Cushing's medication. One night, she had a seizure and once it ended, I brought her up on the bed. Vinny jumped up on the bed and started sniffing her. I warned him to not upset her and he didn't. Instead, he very gently laid down on her back legs and went to sleep. It was so sweet it made me cry.

Bernie always used to sleep on a blanket next to the desk in my office when I was in there. Vinny started sleeping on her blanket in the office a few days ago and I love looking down and seeing him there.

I'm hoping he gets over his sadness soon. He always met us all at the front door when we came back from our walks but he stopped the day Bernie left us. Tonight when Millie and I came in, he was waiting there as he had before and he gave Millie some good long sniffs.

Maybe it's the start of another sweet friendship to replace the one he lost.

7 comments

  1. So sweet. I think Vinnie and Millie and you are all lucky to have each other to get through the sad times. You are in my thoughts (and Seamus's too...when i can get him to focus on something other than food.)

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  2. Just like a cat. Doesnt want anyone to know they care. Hopefully things will get back to better than normal cause normal has been awful stressful for you.

    Take care.

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  3. Isn't it amazing how animals grieve too? When my one cat passed away, the other one would walk around my apartment, meowing, as if to say...."Where did you go???"

    " Instead, he very gently laid down on her back legs and went to sleep. It was so sweet it made me cry."

    OMG...that would have made me cry too.

    I think it will just be a matter of time before Vinny moves through this and adjusts.

    And like you shared....

    "Maybe it's the start of another sweet friendship to replace the one he lost."

    (((( Vinny )))))

    Sending ya LOTS of good energy, girl!

    (((((( You ))))))

    X ya's!

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope Vinny recovers soon. We recently lost a beloved dog, it's heartbreaking for the whole family, including the other pets. Hugs.

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  5. Poor Vinny. I hope he will overcome this soon.

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  6. @Teresa,
    Thank you. Tell Seamus we understand if food comes first.

    @Loach of Chicago,
    Thanks. :-)

    @Simply Suthern,
    Thanks, I hope so too. If I weren't for bad luck...

    @Ron,
    Yes, I guess the poor babies grieve, too. Thanks for the good vibes! xoxo

    @Jen,
    Thank you. I'm so sorry about your baby, too.

    @Cinnamon,
    I know. It's so surprising. He's become my little shadow.

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