A Day and A Decision
I’m writing this at about two o’clock yesterday afternoon.
Today, Monday, Mr. Pop and I have made a decision we never wanted to have to make. No pet owner wants to have to make this decision. But there comes a time you know you have to let go.
Murphy’s body has been failing him after over 16 years of life. As of late his brain has failed him too. The vet said it is a canine dementia. After he eats his meal, he doesn’t remember that he has eaten and continues for hours to pace and search for more food. He doesn’t respond to affection from us or acknowledge our presence.
There is a medication the vet could try, but at his age and in his condition we refuse to put him through anything else. It’s time to allow him to leave us. By the time I post this and you read it, he will be gone, but he’ll be in our hearts forever.
I had to write this yesterday because I knew that by this morning I wouldn’t be able to write anything. I know you understand.