I took this photo about a week ago because I new our sweet Hero would probably not see another a Christmas.
Hero, named after the character from Shakespeare's Much A Do About Nothing, is half Labrador Retriever and half Weimaraner. She is not a "designer" dog, she is an uh-oh that happened when a a couple of college kids thought their dogs were in the back yard "playing".
She has been a part of our family since she was only 5 weeks old, and now, she is just a few months short of her 14th birthday.
For the past three weeks her health has declined. Even thought we have done all our veterinary recommended we do, but tonight she is too weak to stand.
I have made myself a bed beside her just in case she needs me.
I have been so blessed with so many years with such a good dog, yet I am still not able to let her go.
I love you, Hero.
And please, God, let her pass peacefully.