It’s been a stressful morning. Maude has an ear infection and has been in a lot pain, so much that she can’t sleep. To make matters worse, she’s had three seizures. I suspect a high fever is responsible for them. She is at the Beaches Animal Hospital right now, and the vet is monitoring her activity. She’s hooked to an IV and they’re ready to administer Valium if she has another attack. Jesus. I hate this.
It’s times like these when I think of all the animals in the world who don’t have the love and care that Maude has. Surely there’s an English Bulldog being abused or neglected somewhere as I type this. I wish I could protect every living creature from the hands of human cruelty.
My love for Maude is like a jar full of fish hooks. I can’t just pick up one at a time. I pick up one and they all come, so I just want to leave them alone. In the end I reach in and take every painful one. Love is wonderful, but when someone you love is sick, it’s terrible. I wish I could cope by shutting off my emotions, but it isn’t that simple.
Animals deserve so much love and respect. Maude is lucky.
To distract myself I’ve edited a few photos from my walk yesterday.