You all know we have had a Golden retriever who (a)loves my fabrics (b)loves our grandkids (c)loves treats and (d)is getting old.
Well, this week marked the end of his nearly 12 years in our family. ;-(
On Wednesday night, he was acting strangely--wouldn't lie down at bed time. When I woke up he was on our bathroom floor instead of our bedroom. He also didn't want to eat and barely wanted to go out to pee in the morning. He was just stretched out on the carpet under our dining table.
I knew something was wrong so I made an appointment at the vet to have him checked out. By the time we were ready to leave for the vet's, he was unable to even stand up. My husband and I had to carry him out of the house into the car.
Long story short--the vet took one look at him and gave us the bad news that he had to be put down because his spleen had burst and his abdomen was filled with blood. We stayed with him until the end, so very sad.
I have many quilting stories to share but felt I needed to give you the updated sadness permeating our house now.
Dogs sadly have short lives and they become such a big part of our lives. I can't walk from one room to the next without expecting Max to be following me. So the moral of the story is still that life is short and we need to enjoy every precious day we have with our furry loved ones as well as our human loved ones.
Take care and stay safe.