Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sad Times

I didn't post about her much here on my garden blog, but our dog China was much beloved and very much an integral part of our family.

We had to let China go this past Sunday. She contracted Lyme disease about a month ago – the worst case the vet has ever seen – and over the weekend she went into acute renal failure.

We adopted China on December 7, 2002 and the past 9 years of our lives have been enriched because of her presence. She did everything with us including camping trips, vacations and everything in between. Although she was never a cuddler – in fact, she pretty much hated to be touched, although she would put up with it – we knew she loved us.

It’s going to be very hard living without her but we know that we did what was best for her. The only thing worse then putting China to sleep was watching her suffer.

We’ll always love you puppy.

China Mills: 2000 (?) - November 13, 2011