original prognosis, back in October of 2007 was "maybe two weeks."
It was a constant struggle for us to balance his quality of life and our own selfish needs to keep our boy in this world with us. He had many good days playing with us and animating that personality we love so much. We worried we were being selfish, our vet told us we will know when it is time. On this Wednesday in January the balance tipped away from our own needs to Dobie's needs.
Dobie went to sleep for the last time in Jennifer's lap on the couch he loved. We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful end; our deepest heartfelt thanks to Dr. John Mozier.
Dobie rests now in a spot over-looking the pasture where he often would lie and take in the sun.
It's been dark and cold in our home since he passed. Maybe time will make it easier, but there will always an empty spot in our hearts that Dobie filled.
There will never be another one like him. He was the kindest, most loyal and loving soul I've ever known.
My only comfort is knowing someday I'll see him again.
We love you, Dobie Do.