Monday, September 09, 2013

Alex

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What can you really say about a dog bigger than life itself? A beautiful representation of his breed. A Boo. Our Alex. Gone from us in person but forever in our hearts.

Yesterday morning we had to say goodbye to Alex. I am still numb and in denial, even though we were there when he passed. It happened so fast. One day he was eating heartily and bringing me toys, the next in extreme distress. It just doesn't seem possible. But it is.

The cancer won in the end. One of his lymph nodes inside his body had abscessed and had become very large quite quickly, pushing his intestines all to the front and causing him extreme pain. All the doctors agreed he was not a good candidate for surgery, and without surgery he was going to die a horribly painful death. We had to let him go. He was pretty well medicated with pain meds, but before he left us he gave us a little grin with a twinkle in his eye which we both keep replaying and replaying in our heads.

The house is so empty without him. 

He didn't make it to the cabin.

Our hearts are broken. 

Rest well, sweet Boo. You were one of a kind and you are going to be missed much more than you know.

(Rick has posted a video of Alex playing with his toys on his web site. You can view it here.)

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