I started off with a coat of Orly Liquid Vinyl - a black creme, then topped it off with a coat of KBShimmer Band Geek - a black jelly with various sizes of gold, silver & copper glitter; On the ring finger was China Glaze Cranberry Splash - a ruby red with shimmer, stamped using plate A13 with Orly Rage - a rosy golden foil. A coat of Gelous then topcoat except the ring finger which was only a glossy topcoat.
He was not a healthy puppy. He was diagnosed with Parvo 10 days after we picked him up. This deadly disease messed up his GI system. I spent day and night browsing forums and asked a lot of questions, plus tears because he had 8-9 bathroom visits (diarrhea) a day. Actually now I can't remember how I ran into one website and met a very nice lady. She was the one who introduced us to the raw diet and helped us along the way. By the time Max was 9-10 months old, he was finally well. He still couldn't put on weight until he was about 4-5 years old. But it didn't matter if he had the 'proper' weight as long as he was healthy, I was happy, right? No matter how unhealthy he was, he always ate.
One day about 4 weeks ago, he skipped a meal, then another. It was so not him so we took him to the vet, he had an antibiotic shot + AB pills for 2 weeks, oh and a blood work that everything was fine. After the antibiotics worn off, he skipped a meal then another AGAIN. The same symptoms came back so we took him to the vet once again, he got an antibiotic shot and a prednisone shot. At the same time, he was on herbal meds as well. On Christmas Eve, he started to look sick. He wasn't very active at the park but still ate that night. On Christmas Day, he didn't finish his dinner but I spoon fed him and he finished 90% of it. On Boxing Day 4am, he threw up his dinner. At 12:48pm, he passed away and only Nathan was there with him. You know, we didn't just lose a dog, we lost a GREAT friend !! Not that it matters anymore but the vet had no clue why he was sick. Guess we'll never know.
It hurts SO much that he's gone. My eyes are swollen from crying - we all have been crying. But knowing he's in a better place where he could just run and run, enjoy all the doggie treats that he couldn't have and no more pain/sickness, we are happy for him. It's so sad not to see him at the corner by the front door or not in his bed !! That I tried not to call his name out of habit !! That he's not here right outside of my nail polish room. This house is so quiet without his bark !! We all loved him so so much and he loved us back unconditionally. It is also difficult to write this post ... it took about 5 hours.
Here's a photo taken back in Aug this year
Lastly, thank you so much for reading such a lengthy post and Happy New Year !!