3/17/08 Otis has officially crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Cody buried him at his parents farm. I ordered him a little grave marker today. I already miss him so much.
Otis has many nicknames. Some are loving nicknames, some not so loving. I have been really careful about only using the loving nicknames lately. Here are a few that we love to use:
Otis Humpernickle Pickle
How he got these nicknames we have no clue. They were just names that sort of came out of our mouths at one time or another and they stuck.
Otis has not been doing so well. He quit eating yesterday. We have been trying all sorts of different foods and he won't touch any of them. He is still drinking water so that is a good thing, however the vet said that it is probably his time to go. We are going to see how the weekend goes and if he doesn't improve Cody is going to take him to the vet on Monday morning to have him put to sleep. None of us are taking this very well. I really just wanted Mother Nature to take it's course, however according to the vet he will probably die of dehydration and starvation first and that is just cruel. I definitely can't do that to him. I realize that I am probably just keeping him around for myself, but I love him so much. I don't want him to go.
Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.