He woke us up early this morning with a very sad, barely audible bark. Dozer had not barked in over a week, and this bark was like nothing I had ever heard before. I rushed downstairs to check on him, and he looked so sick. Jack carried him outside to take care of business, and after he did, poor pup collapsed right into the mess. I was devastated. We cleaned him up and brought him inside, and I knew right then and there that it was time to let him go. The paralysis was spreading to his front legs. Thankfully, Jack was off from work, Garrett was just around the corner, and ironically, Blake had stayed home from school today.
It was such a beautiful day too. We sat outside with him for a few moments to say goodbye before the boys took him to the vet. It was like he knew, and he was completely calm about it. The vet was very surprised that Dozer lived past 12 years of age as that is very rare for his breed. That did not makes us feel much better. I could not be with him when he was put down, but thankfully, Jack, Garrett, and Blake were at his side. Garrett said Dozer looked at each one of them one last time as if to say "all is well," and within 30 seconds, he was gone.
We were all very worried about Blake. Dozer has been Blake's best friend for the last 12 years, 1 month and 6 days. Blake has cried a lot, we all have, but I am very proud of Blake. He did not leave his buddy's side.
Blake and I enjoyed some amazing adventures with Dozer in the past two months. We are very thankful for every single one of them.
Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.
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I am a work from home mom of five amazing children, and three beautiful grandchildren. Enjoying my 50's and all that life has to offer.
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