One of our beloved dogs passed away today. Herman (Hasty Herman - is his name on his official papers) was approaching his 10th birthday. I feel he has left us a little early..but whenever that time comes, is too early for pets. He 'passed on' while we were with him. I saw his little soul leave his body and he watched us - as I watched his last breath. I find comfort in that.
You should have seen his last hurrah last evening after his dinner meal. You would have thought that the puppy returned. He was running around playing with us and the other dogs...he even started the whole event. It went downhill from there. By this morning, we drove to our long distance vet...upon arriving, he was hanging on to life by a very thin thread. Some sort of stomach rupture the vet thinks - perhaps I go along with that. He was what I considered fragile this last year. I kept him as close to us as I could.
He had a good life. He almost always traveled with us. The other two dogs will have some adjusting to do. Empty house tonight. Empty feeling. In the days ahead, I will try to find ways to celebrate "Herman".
REST IN PEACE - BEST DOG IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.....