First camping trip turned into a nightmare
We were looking forward to our first trip in our new-to-us TT. We made reservations for Monday evening through Thursday at a local state park that we have camped in the last 6 years in our pop-up that we used to have. Our Cocker Spaniel Buddy loved to camp so we were looking forward to introducing him to the new TT. Things did not go well from the first day. He had been having problems with his back legs for the past year and it was progressively getting worse. I figured he would not be able to get in the camper by himself so we would lift him in and out. But by the second day, he could hardly stand up and when he did, his legs would go out from under him. We took him the our vet the next day on Wednesday. She said it looked like he had either a severe muscle problem in his legs or a neurological problem. She said she could put him on high doses of pain meds but that would not have helped his walking or standing. We had to make the heart wrenching decision of putting him to sleep. He was only 11 years old but had Cushings Disease which wreaked havoc on his whole body. I am still in shock and denial and my heart is broken. Pulling up to the campsite after coming from the vet was a nightmare, seeing his chain and all his things there but he was gone. When we left the campsite to come home yesterday, I felt like I was leaving him there. I don't know how camping is ever going to be the same without him. He was our camping buddy for 6 years and I know every time we go camping, it's going to be so difficult without him there. Right now I don't even have any desire to go camping again. I don't know how to make things better.
2011 MicroLite 23LB
2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab