Sunday, April 12, 2009

Farewell Friend!

Taken this morning, Declan & Dawson watching TV with Cosmo.
We are very saddened by the sudden loss of our dear Cosmo. He had been losing weight rapidly and vomiting every since we left him for the weekend(last weekend). Prior to that we noticed his appetite dwindling. We took him to the vet, spent too much money, only to be told that there was nothing obvious wrong with him. So we put him on the famous boiled chicken & rice & cottage cheese diet, as we have had all of our boxers on at some point. This morning after a solid week of vomiting when the vet called to check on him we decided to take him in again. Matt explained to the boys that Cosmo was very sick and may not come home. Everyone said their good-byes and that was it. After doing some x-rays it was evident that he had multiple intestinal blockages requiring surgery(quite possibly cancerous tumors, we had no way of knowing w/o surgery & biopsies). Poor Matt had to make a decision, reluctantly we had to put him to sleep. We knew when we adopted Cosmo that our time with him would be limited because he was soo old, we didn't think it would only be 6 months. Just enough time for everyone to get really attached. The babies keep asking "Where Momo?" And Carter said he was "really worried about Cosmo because he really loved him". We explained that he was in 'Doggy Heaven" with Santana & Bella our other beloved boxers. We will miss our "Old Man Cosmo" dearly!


Jenny B said...

As much as I too loved Cosmo...Sorry it was time to say goodbye.

Nana said...

We too were sad to hear about your loss of Cosmo. I do believe that pets are all about teaching us of loss in our lives. What a blessing they are to us for a season. I know that you all will miss him.