We have been dreading this day. Our beloved dog Brandy has been not getting around well for some time. This past couple of weeks has been really hard to watch her struggle to get around. Her health has gotten worse all week. So many health problems and to be expected at her old age. Brandy has been a great dog. We adopted her about 11 years ago and she bonded with us instantly. She has always protected us. She barked, every time the doorbell rang and would greet everyone. At first you were to pass her inspection and if you passed she would lie on her back to get her belly rubbed. Silly girl. She loved to go for car rides, which looking back she may have liked a few more trips. Would play with our cats but was sure to keep the neighbors out of the yard. She would follow me around, come into my office and stay by me. Sit at and sometimes on my feet when I would work on the computer. Always looking for a handout at the dinner table. Loved to take a walk around the block, even tried so hard to walk a couple of weeks ago. She would get so excited you could hardly get her leash on her collar.
When I came home this past week from work I could tell her time had come to an end. I gathered the kids around and each took time to say their good-byes to Brandy. Kevin and Liz helped me take Brandy to the shelter where we adopted her to put her to rest. Saying good-bye to a family pet is so very hard. She will be missed by us all.
Love you Brandy girl. Blessings