It is with great sadness that I have to follow a recent memorial from our Vest A Dog session with another from the same session. My friends Kevin and Neal, after a long struggle, had to say good-bye to their boy Winston this week. Winston, a standard poodle, never bounced back from a very serious surgery. And though every Facebook friend was cheering, and his hospital team was giving their all, it simply wasn’t enough – and a very difficult decision had to be made.
With time, the heaviness will start to lift, and smiles will return when a memory of their sweet boy surfaces. But for now, while the pain and emptiness are so fresh, we all mourn the loss of Winston with Neal and Kevin.
As for me – I go back again to that wonderful day – when we all came together to do a good thing for dogs, with dogs – and there were so many smiles all around. RIP Sweet boy. You will be greatly missed.