Roswell did not have a good weekend. She has not come out of her kennel; I have to give her water and food in there, and she doesn't always drink. Today she hasn't stopped shaking, her nose is cracked from dehydration, and she has multiple sores around her body, including a bloody nose. So it was with great difficulty that we decided to put her down tonight. We plan on burying her cremated remains under her favorite tree in the backyard.
Intellectually, I know that it is the best decision, but emotionally it was really hard to make the call. Was it too soon? Will she have better days ahead? The doggie dermatologist told me today she thought it was the best decision; there's no hope it will get better, and that thought helps. A little.
The image at the top is a card I bought yesterday. It made me smile, so I thought I'd share it. It's a Compendium card that I got at a local store called The Woods. I'm grateful for words and images that encapsulate so perfectly how I feel.