Monday, April 16, 2007

Rest in Peace, Julianna

I had another post today, but it's been overshadowed by the sadness of our dog being diagnosed with cancer and making the decision to euthanize her today. Her illness was sudden -- we noticed Friday that she wasn't as active and wasn't eating much. DH took her to the vet today where they found a large cancerous tumor in her intestines. She would've been 10 in September, and the prognosis was grim . . . so we did what we felt was most humane.

N is taking it very hard. DH was in tears when he called to tell me. He brought her home for a couple hours so we could all say goodbye, and then took her back to the vet's office. I know she was suffering, and it's breaking my heart that she's gone.

We got her as a pup in 1997 and she was my faithful companion ever since. She loved the boys and was always watching out for them. In the last 9 1/2 years, she was only sick twice before - and ran off twice. She will be sorely missed in our family.

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