|Seal and Murphy playing a last (very gentle) game of keep-away with the kong yesterday afternoon.|
Today we let Seal go free. After a week of pills and special canned and dried food, all to help her failing kidneys, she'd gradually stopped eating entirely. She didn't seem to mind not eating -- it was as though she had no need for food anymore. She remained cheerful and she kept her tail wagging, but being sick was taking its toll -- she was losing more weight and spending most of her time asleep. When I spoke with Dr. Mike this morning, he agreed that it was time. An hour later, I sat on soft blankets on the floor with her in the clinic. She lay against me as the vet gave her the injection. Her passing was quick and easy -- she was gone in moment.
My heart is heavy tonight, but I'm grateful to have had her lovely doggy self as my friend for the past fourteen years.