Sorry everyone i have not been here< butmy Dad passed away this morning. I went down to take my dogs out and he was dead in his chair.We do not know what happened but will know in a fw days. But my B is acting so strange , she will not leave his bed and has stopped eating. I know they were close but not this close any idea what i can do for her so i dont loose my angle also thanks Shannon
I am so sorry for your loss.
Animals mourn and just like people it is a little different for each animal. Give her opportunities to do the things she enjoys, try to keep her schedule as normal as possible, and keep an eye on her. Especially watch that she does eat something, you may have to use some extra special food. My mom lost her 15 year old lab this year and both her basenji boys stopped eating, she said that there was about 2 weeks where she was pretty much hand feeding them so they would eat. Then they started to bounce back.
What a sad day for you, and especially over the Christmas holidays. I pray that you and your babies will hold onto your memories no matter how short of time you had together. Better late than never, I always try to remember. Lots of hugs and prayers are going your way! Sahara send her hugs to you as well.
I'm so sorry for your loss. As for your basenji…they are really sensitive creatures, and I have seen them be very "moved" at the death of another basenji in our home, so being there with your Dad when he died may have really affected her emotions. Give her time, TLC, and other wise act as normal as you can.
Anne in Tampa