"It's been a week and a half since I had to make the decision to put down our beloved 13-year-old chocolate lab, Zoe, because of her ailing health. It was tough, but even tougher for me because I've never had to make that decision about a pet before. It was a slow and ugly road to old age for her, with cataracts, arthritis, and a loss of hearing among her list of ailments.
Unbelievably, my husband and I got our first pet soon after we moved in together in 1989. Zoe was only our second dog, and we've never been without one. That tells you how blessed we have been in the fact that our dogs have enjoyed long lives, and we've been able to enjoy them as true members of our family.
What an example for us all.
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