Friday, April 03, 2009
Goodbye, Jericho. . . We will miss you.
My daughter Jocelyn told me earlier this week that their almost 10 year old standard Poodle Jericho, a rescue, was in kidney failure. They discovered through ultrasound that he only had one functioning kidney. It did appear that they would measure the rest of his life by days. They chose to bring him home and keep him comfortable. His blood results continued to decline daily. He was already not eating or drinking and as she said, "He was ready." They had the vet come to the house today for the final act of love we can do for our suffering pets. They are having him cremated and will scatter his ashes along his favorite trails and from the mountain tops he would hike with the kids.
Posted by Dale at 11:06 PM