Dear Family and Friends,
As most of you know, our dog, Wendy, was diagnosed with kidney failure back in November. For the past 17 weeks she showed remarkable resilience and spirit, and managed to have a good-but-slower quality of life, despite the vet's prediction that she might survive only for 2 or 3 weeks after the diagnosis.
For four months she enjoyed her daily walks at the park, the home cooked meals we made to encourage her to eat, and the company of her "pack of three."
We had the gift of taking care of her at the end of her life and learning once again, how precious each minute with our loved ones (both human and non-human) is. We felt fortunate that her decline was gradual so that we had ample time to say goodbye--even though it never feels quite ample enough. We also were so moved--on a daily basis--by the caring and concern shown to her and us by so many friends, neighbors, and family. Wendy had quite a little fan club and it meant so much to us when people would check in with us to see how she was doing, or offer her some special little treat that then became her favorite for the next couple of weeks.
Last week Wendy began to weaken considerably and on Wednesday, we made the heartbreaking decision to have her euthanized. We had the vet come to the house and we held Wendy in our laps as she died.
Once again, thanks to everyone for helping this difficult time be a little less so, for all three of us.
Give your animal friends an extra pat today and enjoy the life they share with you!
Sol, Lisa, and Wendy