Saturday, March 20
The past year though, Tessie started developing internal tumors and they quickly spread. She gained over 20 lbs in tumor weight. A few weeks ago, the vet told us she had about a month. We had hoped she'd pass peacefully at home, but the last few days were really rough on her, and while she still attempted to follow me around like a puppy and mustered up plenty of tail wags and smiles for me, I could see she was now in a lot of pain, probably constant. Her insides were shutting down and her muscles giving way. Yesterday I knew it was time, she was ready, just waiting for me to let her go.
She scarfed down a bacon cheeseburger and fries and we soaked up the afternoon sun. I have memories a mile long of that dog.