Even though, for all intents and purposes, Hiraeth is retired, I had to post my thankfulness publically today.
Yesterday afternoon, our family said good bye to our dear, sweet Eve. She has had a series of medical issues over the past few months. Less than a week ago, I took her to the vet to have stitches removed from her most recent removal of her recurring mouth tumors. She was limping, so I wanted our vet to see what was wrong with her foot. Turns out she had a neurological problem that was causing her to walk on her tippy toes--not easy for a geriatric dog. And then we found the tumor on the side of her belly. It came from nowhere and our vet said he didn't recommend treating it at this point. So we brought her home with another pill to treat her neurological problem and began to wait. We knew what we were waiting for but we didn't think it would come so soon. The tumor grew rapidly and Tuesday evening we noticed that she had bleeding under the skin. With the rapidity of the growth, we we made the decision to say good bye before she was in pain.
So yesterday I sat on the floor in the office; kissing her, whispering into her deaf ears, and looking into her blind eyes telling her over and over what every dog wants to hear, "I love you Evie. You are a good girl."
I think she heard me.
Thank you God, for the companionship and love of our sweet Eve. We are so grateful for her life.