please let me explain why before judging me.........
We took her to our vet last night to get a check up like you would do with any animal. We were concerned about her back end as she didn't sit on her bum, she squatted. Plus if we went to pick her up she would yelp like we had really hurt her, which of course we hadn't.
Anyhow our vet looked her over and she has cataracts, a heart murmur, something wrong with her hips and/or spine and the enamel was missing from some of her teeth. We would have had to pay for more extensive testing to see exactly what's what; we declined.
Now for someone who has had an animal for a while and this gradually happens you expect that as part of growing old. However to have all this happen from the get go is a whole new kettle of fish, and one which we didn't expect to happen or were prepared for.
After what we went through with Molly, I was not emotionally ready to deal with all this medical worry again. Nor are we financially able to deal with it. So we made the heartbreaking choice to take her back to the shelter.
I am drained with this experience as I was and am felling guilty about taking her back, but I knew we had no choice. I don't expect anyone's sympathy but thought you had to know what we had done.