I know that I have been away from my blog for a couple of days and I wanted to tell you why.  My dog of 15 years passed away on Thursday. My family is devastated.

It was the hardest decision that my husband and I have ever had to make. We feel guilty. We feel unsure and yet, at the same time we feel relieved for her.

She was our first child.  We’ve  had her longer than we’ve been married. The boys have never known life without her. Each morning I find myself listening for her approach yet knowing at that same moment that she isn’t coming.

My lowest point was Friday morning when I found a tuft of her hair in the basement.  It is still laying there.  I can’t bear to pick it up.  I feel so stupid about that.  At the moment it is all I have left.  Besides her collar.

She was a wonderful dog and a huge part of our lives.  She will be missed.