My parents dog-Katy-has been having some health problems lately. But after a week of house and dog sitting, my parents told me that the vet might be able to help her recent paralysis. Unfortunately, however, we soon learned she had cancer on her spine and the most humane thing my parents could do was euthanize her. So she slowly drifted away from us and is hopefully frolicking and howling and barking up a storm in a better place where people and animals no longer suffer from such horrible diseases.
I’ve been trying to comfort and support my mom since Friday as well as go through my own grieving. I remember when I was still living with my parents seven years ago and we went to the breeder to pick her and her brother up. They were so adorable and while her brother (Spencer) remained more of a “challenge” in the attitude (and excessive drooling!) department, Katy was sweet, loyal and always up for a belly rub.
RIP Katy-We’ll miss you!