It is with great sadness that I write this blog post today. At about 2pm this afternoon, Joy was put to sleep after a long and full life.
Joy was born on January 9, 1996; she would have been 15 years old in a few days. We got her when she was only a few weeks old. She was healthy all her life until last summer. We waited a far as we could, but this week she got worse and I knew it was time to let go. It was really not an easy decision. I was away this week at my parents and came back last night to find her worse than ever. I call the vet this morning and by 2pm, she was gone.
I have been second guessing my decision for all day. Should I have paid the Vet to try to fix her, knowing that this could have added a few months or years to her life? Should I just have waited a few more days and see if she would have got better? Am I a monster for ending her life and not letting die of natural causes? What could I have done to make things better for her?
I miss her already. I miss her a lot! She was by far the best dog I have ever had. My heart is aching and I just can't stop crying. Today I lost my girl! Goodbye Joy! I love you!