I can empathize with this. I still expect to see Phin every time I come home and enter the house.
Sorry for that, Ken. We lost Zoe over a period of about 3 days. She had longstanding back issues, then a ruptured knee ligament led to complete immobility (tho the rest of her was OK) and that was that. Abrupt, sad.
I had a girlfriend in the late 70s who lost the young lab (choc) I'd given her to Rte. 2 traffic in Concord, MA. Before dark that very day, she had Ben (another choc lab), a replacement for that big emotional hole. We wonder what comes after Mocha.
Phil, I recall Phin's increasing vulnerabilities but missed that news.
So sorry to hear about Casey. Jena, our Choc. lab, (soon to be 13) is still fairly chipper, and we give her Turmeric pills. But we are not looking forward to her demise ...
Sorry to hear, it's always tough to lose a family member.
So sorry to hear the sad news. Tough having to make those decisions even though you know it's the right one.
Thanks, all. You know when you get a puppy this time will come. Some how it doesn't make it any easier.
I'm so sorry, Ken. Poor Casey. And Phil, I didn't realize Phin was gone too. Those furry companions get so close to our hearts.