Friday, November 13, 2009

Dawson

My sweet beagle Dawson died earlier tonight. He took a turn for the worse this afternoon. My friend Cherry and I had been managing his condition very carefully, given his back problem and his cancer. For weeks now, our focus had been on him being happy and not in pain. There were a number of ups and downs during this process, but we did pretty good. For example, just the other day, Dawson was digging a hole in the backyard, burying a bone! Today, however, he took a turn for the worse. It was time to help him out and to let him go.

I miss him terribly.

Please don't take my Polaroid away

6 comments:

Steve Penberthy said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Even when you know it's coming, it's still tough. Dawson was a great dog.

Tom said...

Thanks Steve. I am glad you got to meet him when he & I joined you at Winslow's that one day. He loved going on walks, even up to the very end.

Margo said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can see from your posts the last few months that he lived a happy life til the end.

Margo

Tom said...

Margo, thank you so much.

Dawn said...

Sorry about Dawson, he was cute.

Laura said...

Blessings to you and Dawson. May you and he be serene through these transitions.