I have some very sad news– still pretty new to me, so I'm still kind of trying to process it– today mister george, akita and friend extraordinaire, died. the whole ordeal was pretty awful, actually, involving bloat, emergency taxi rides, visits to multiple animal hospitals, large bills, and, in the end, a phone call over bi bim bop not an hour after we left (once they had him stabilized and we'd decided to watch and see for 12 hrs) that he was on his way out, if we could make it there in 10 minutes I could see him, but he was going fast. a 15 minute drive away, I burst into tears, not for the first or last time today– but that was it.
my george is gone.
I am enormously grateful to and for chris, who was there beside me, helping me through the worst of it.
I am grateful to all the vets and techs who worked so hard to help george and who eased his pain and took such good care of him in his final hours.
but most of all I'm grateful to have had seven and a half years with my dear, dear friend. a truer heart I have never known.