Sunday, September 05, 2010
Has taken me a couple weeks to be able to write this. Our beautiful dog Lilly unbenounce to us had developed an autoimmune liver disorder that caused her liver to fail. She became sick one day, and after xrays, bloodwork, and liver biopsy revealed there was nothing we could do to help her, we made the very difficult decision to let her rest. It was so hard to see her go from fetching the ball in the water on a Wednesday, to barely being able to walk to the end of the driveway on Monday. She was a therapy dog and loved to visit the nursing homes and hospitals putting smiles on many a patients' face. She seemed to be especially intuitive w/ those feeling the lowest and would seek them out, burrowing her head in their lap while looking up at them w/ a big sigh..........."how are you today?"
She also was a mandatory walking partner. Twice a day (every single day) for 7 years we walked, clocking in about 2 miles/day. She would never let us skip a session, so now not only is my friend gone, I am so sad to get out and walk which means a huge chunk of my daily exercise gone.
Any ideas? Thanks.