Today was a sad day in our house. We had to make the heart-breaking decision to have our Toby dog, Barry’s childhood dog, put to sleep. Toby lived to be 17 years, 2 1/2 months old, which is a long life for a dog. Nevertheless, it was still a tough decision. Loving a dog means making the impossible decision to let it go when it’s quality of life is no longer there. Toby had gotten to this point. We will shed tears that he is gone, but we will also celebrate the long life he had.
We drove down to Barry’s parent’s house afterward to lay him to rest alongside other dogs that they have had. Toby was lucky to have a human like Barry who gave him a great life. He left this world knowing how much he was loved and cherished.
|Camping in 2009