Not easy to say good-bye...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The past week or so has been bitter sweet for me. One of my dogs, really he was my son's dog, has suddenly aged. Bruno is a lab chow mix and is one of the sweetest and most well behaved dogs that I have ever known. He hasn't had an accident in the house since the day after we got him. And up until last week... he has been a fun energetic puppy.
This week all of his 15+ years have caught up with him with a vengeance. And this afternoon I will be taking him to the vet and hugging him for the last time. I have never had to make this trip before. I know it is time and he is now suffering, and I do not want him to suffer. He can hardly stand, isn't eating well, and can't remember which door to go to to tell us he needs out. And when he does want to stand up, we usually have to help him get up. And all of this has happened in the past 3 or 4 days. It is sad to know that tonight for the first time in many years I won't be telling him good night. I know it is for the best, and I know it would be inhumane to not take this trip... but it is hard.
Goodbye Bruno, I love you and I'm going to miss you!