My heart is breaking! My old boy Chipper has taken a turn for the worse and I will be taking him in this morning to have him put to sleep. I know it is the right thing to do, I don't want him to suffer but it is just so darn hard. If you could say a little prayer for our family. My girls grew up with him and he was hubby's companion on all of his long walks. He has been the best dog EVER! He's lived a good, long life 16+ years. I will write more about him next week but I just can't bring myself to do it right now. Here's a picture of him from this past Christmas, holding one of his gifts.
Well done my faithful companion, well done.
Update: Well it is done. We took him this morning. Hubby could not stay in the room while they put him to sleep but I felt it was something I needed to do. I made the right decision as I know he passed peacefully, painlessly and quickly. Before the vet began, Chipper lifted his head and gave my nose a little lick, I swear it was his good bye kiss. I stroked his head, he closed his eyes, the Vet said to him "Chipper, you've been a good boy and I know you are tired buddy and ready to go to heaven." And with that he drew his last breath and was gone in seconds. I'm going to miss him so much and all of his antics.