Saturday, November 30, 2019
One of our dogs died yesterday
The Boston Terrier's decline was swift.
Last week he was sneezing and coughing as if he had a virus.
In the last three days his kidneys must have shut down or his heart valves were trashed and he was suffering from congestive heart failure. He retained water.
He passed away sometime Friday evening while I was at Mom and Dad's.
I buried him this morning in a sunny corner of the orchard. Smuggles is planted between a Crimson Crisp apple and a Tashkent quince. Belladonna, who pays far more attention to how things look than I do, suggested that I put something red in his coffin to match his collar.
I hereby lift a toast to the little, blind Boston Terrier that could not pass a woodchuck hole without going down it and kicking the resident's ass...be it woodchuck, possum or coon.
To a life well fought!