Friday, April 20, 2012
I made the decision to put Rusty down this afternoon. It was the right thing to do; I'd read a ton of advice and watched him struggle the last few days, but it was still awfully difficult. Phil was really helpful and demonstrated with his tender heart and practical assistance, just why I love him so much!
Rusty was a wonderful friend and companion over the last 13 years. I got him so I wouldn't be scared up in the woods by myself, but I had no idea what a stout and ferocious heart he had. He fought coyotes, moose, bobcat, and bear in defense of our home. His loyalty was golden right up to the end.
We'll miss him.