October 3rd, 2011

Floppy Back Ears

Yesterday, he was dosed up on Hydrocodone but still whimpering a bit. His legs and joints were swollen but both of us managed to enjoy dozing a little during the last part of a Steelers football game. He got to spend part of his last full day with 'grandpa' while I sent my daughter Sarah out for a tire repair on her car. I figured it would be good for her to get away for a few hours. I'll miss the spots on his ears and the way they always flopped backwards. Mostly, I am sad for the grief and pain Sarah is facing. You often can't change the pace or direction of life, but it is good to know that at least his pain ended at 4:00pm today. He was a very gentle and sweet dog.