Not sure how I will get through this post.
Last night we said goodbye to Rascal. He had a really rough January with seizures, not eating, and too many trips to the Vet who tried to help, but to no avail. His situation deteriorated quickly last week and last night he couldn’t breathe. We couldn’t let him suffer.
Today the house is quiet, and empty of the joy he brought. He was truly joy on 4 feet. A remarkable companion. There isn’t a room that I go into that I don’t think of him. He would never let me go to the bathroom by myself. He never understood a closed door. Being and Aussie Shepherd, his main goal in life was to keep an eye on his herd. So If I was in the bathroom, he had to be there too, leaning up against my leg demanding affection and attention regardless of the situation I was in.
My heart is broken. My husband and son are devastated, and our other dog Dolly won’t get off her pillow. She is despondent. When I sniffle, and go for the Kleenex, she raises her head to look at me, then lays back down.
I know the sadness will pass, but his awesome memory will remain.
To quote Dr. Seuss “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened”.
Thanks for the encouragement since he started his decline. Thanks for sharing Rascal with me, liking the posts that he was featured. The camera loved that dog. He always seemed to be a picture waiting to happen.