Saturday, March 7, 2020

Angel girl

 Angel was a Belgian Malinois, Great Dane mix.  A real sweetheart of a dog.  She thrived on attention and was always by my side.  Until near the end.  

By the time she was 12, her arthritis got so bad she had trouble getting up and moving around.  She let me know she was done taking walks with me and Bogie by turning around and walking off when I tried to put on her leash.  

We did laser therapy to try to ease the arthritis, but physical therapy wasn't an option.  She'd had cancer in her thigh so there wasn't much muscle to rehab. 

On March 4th I took her into the vet for her final appointment.  I took Bogie too so he could see she wasn't coming back. (That didn't work out at all). 

Letting a beloved dog go is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.  I miss my shadow so much.  

Angel in name and demeanor. 

I calculated that I had had Angel for 10 years, 5 months, and 14 days<

1 comment :

  1. It's never easy to put your best friend to sleep. I had to do it when my Duke who looked very much like your was one of the hardest things I Have ever had to do. He was 14. I have had many pets since him but never one as dear to me as him. ly have one suggestion , if you ever get another dog don't expect them to be like ANgel just enjoy them for who they are. Good luck.