It’s been a hard week or so for me. We found out that our sweet puppy, Kasey, has lymphoma. There’s nothing we can do for her, other than to treat her symptoms, and it has broken my heart.
Growing up, my family never owned a dog. Up until Ben and I were married, I wasn’t sure I would ever want a dog! But when we took Kasey in to our lives in 2004, I couldn’t imagine my life without my crazy little dog-person. It’s hard to explain just how much personality Kasey has, but her sense of humor, her smile, and her companionship was never ending to me.
Back in January, we started noticing things. She wouldn’t eat and just wasn’t herself. The vet told us she had the flu. Then it was strep throat. When things just weren’t getting better, the x-ray and the blood tests started to tell us the bad news. This, unfortunately, is what happens with so many golden retrievers that are her age.
It’s hard thinking about what it will be like coming home from work and not having my wagging puppy by my side. For now though, we want to make the rest of her life as comfortable and as happy as possible. Even though I am sad for the inevitable, I have to remember how much joy she has brought to my life in the past 3 and a half years.