I had lost my older brother in a car accident almost ten years ago. I withdraw from the world. My twin sister wanted to help me and took me to the animals’ shelter where I met blossom.
We went to three different animal shelters. The first two were going through cleaning and we were unable to see any dogs. I had a job interview, so I told my sister that the world does not want me to have a dog. I went to the interview and nailed it. My sister said we should celebrate and just look at one more shelter. I agree and we went to the city animal shelter. My sisters walk up and down the cages and ask each dog “who want to come home?” My sister stood in front of a cage that held 6 small dogs. This small white dog for the back of the cage push her way to the front and lick my sister foot. We decided Blossom picks us and that we were going to give her an amazing home. The woman at the front desk was confused at the fact that we did not want to meet the dog. The woman said you don’t know the dog temperament, this dog was surrender three times and lastly you know all dogs are neuter so you cannot get any puppy from her. I told the woman the dog picked us and we did not need to meet her.
Blossom was so perfect. My family kept saying I got lucky. A year into having Blossoms she started having some issue when we went on our walk. I took Blossom to the vet. The vet said she has degenerative disc disease. Because of the disease we changed our whole lives with Blossom. My sister and I decided to go traveling with Blossom around the state to visits at much trails as possible with Blossom. Blossom enjoyed being on the round and love going on different trials.
On June 17th, I woke up Blossom to get her ready to visit my dad. I kissed her on the head and she began to scream. This was so unlike her I called the vet right away. They said they could see me on Friday the 22nd. I woke up on Monday 18th, and Blossom was not in her bed. I look under my sister bed and she was lying there. She would not move. I moved the bed and started to hold her she had no feeling in her back legs. I called the vet and they told me to go see them as soon as possible. The vet stated that she lost all feeling to her back leg and that she would need to get a $10,000 surgery. I told the vet we could not afford to get her surgery. The vet stated that she may never be able to walk again and that we might need to think of other option. I told the vet we can get her a dog wheelchair and we can adjust. The doctor gave Blossom pain meds and put her on a crate restriction. That whole week my sister and I took Blossom back and forth to the vet. On Sunday morning 24th, was seem to be doing so much better. She was not crying and she seemed like she was not in pain. I told my sister I would make us all breakfast if she plays with Blossom. Within 5 minutes of cooking my sister calls me over because Blossom is making a strange sound. I go over there and Blossom gives my sister and me the biggest smile and goes limp. Blossom then stops breathing. I called Blossom name over and over. My sister called the animal hospital and me and my sister arrived there within 10 minutes. The staff did CPR on Blossom. They pulled us into another room and stated that she didn’t make it.
I just can’t stop crying. I can’t sleep. This has been the worst year for me. My birthday is in April. I had my car window smashed in. My apartment got broken into while Blossom and I were working. I had 4 family members pass away in May. Toward the end of May we had a fire at our apartment and had to move. We have been at our new apartment for three-week and this last week has been so painful. I don’t know what to do. I am so sad that it happened so fast. I thought she would really pull through.