On Monday we were told you didn't
have much more time. I naively
thought we still had a few months
or at least a few weeks with you.
On Tuesday we took you to the
park. You loved those car rides!
The whole time, Ted and I
wondered how much time we
had left with you.
You had trouble seeing.
Ted helped guide you.
Ordinarily, we would have had to
keep you on a leash. Your hound instincts
would kick in and you'd run like a shot.
We didn't have to worry about
that this day.
I'm so glad we gave you
you this day.
Despite how bad the kids
and I felt, I knew Ted hurt more
than any of us. Even though I was the
one who picked you out of all the other dogs,
you made it very clear that you
belonged to Ted.
The sun felt so good on your
face, didn't it, Blue?
Wednesday night we woke up to the
sound of you whimpering.
We knew it was time.
You trusted us to take care of you.
We wouldn't let you down.
We had ol' Blue for almost 14 years.
I never thought saying goodbye
to him would be this hard.