|SanDeE with my wife, Laura, during happier times
|Taking a break out on the trail
We had bought SanDeE from a pet store who had obtained SanDeE from a local breeder. When we informed them about SanDeE's hip dysplasia, they offered to 'replace' the puppy. But with SanDeE's fate uncertain, giving her up was not an option.
|Out for our evening walkie with the doggies
|It's SWIMMING TIME!!!
When we brought SanDeE in to see the vet, we had thought she had some sort of indigestion. But no, it was cancer and the cancer was too advanced to treat and the vet advised us to put SanDeE to sleep. It was a decision we were not prepared to make, and so we brought SanDeE home with a few days worth of painkillers. When those ran out, we brought SanDeE back in and the vet was happily surprised to see her looking so well. This time, we brought back two weeks worth of painkillers.
|Santa and her reindeer. Hehe... Doggies will do anything for their masters!
And when it was time to end her suffering, we kept SanDeE in her happiest of places, the back of our SUV while the vet did her work. I locked gaze with SanDeE until she closed her eyes for the last time.
|SanDeE, world's sweetest doggie, born 18 January 2003, went to doggie heaven 21 October 2013