Well, one year and two months after helping Izzy out of her pain, we did the same for Shadow. It was the hardest decision I have made in some time. Shadow had the largest non cancer growth anyone has seen. But that had not been the problem. Little sweetie that she was, she always had stomach problems and they just got worse this summer.
The year with her without Izzy was a treasure. She really was the best dog and never made mistakes unless she was ill. We took her everywhere with us and she was a little trooper.
If you ever have the choice, to have a wonderful vet come to your home, so that you are sitting quietly on the floor with her, petting her and telling her how much you have loved her, I recommend it. Russ dug the grave and we buried her together.
We miss her tremendously, and the timing was strangely fortunate. We left the next day for our vacation in the fires of Sun Valley so we were busy with family. Now we are back at Karole’s while the RV is being fixed up, so we are with her 3 dogs. But always there is a pain in my heart. In fact on the day of, I called my friend Gae in Cleveland and had her help me through it, as she was the one with her husband Brian, that took us to Petaluma to get Izzy on breeder’s terms. Thus we had pups in our kitchen through both of our Schnauzers. What an experience!
So much love!
Photos never did the girl’s justice. I just wasn’t good enough to get black eyes and black faces to show their personalities, but these remind me of both dogs.