Yesterday we said goodbye to our dear Kali.
She would have been 13 this coming February, and while we knew this was coming for a while as age and her cancer and spondylosis were starting to catch up with her, we hoped it would be a ways off yet. But Saturday it seemed everything caught up with her at once. Sunday she had a big rally and was back to her old self, but come Monday morning things were going downhill again.
Yesterday was a good day. She was feeling ok. Not as good as Sunday, but much better than Saturday or Monday. But we knew it wouldn't last. So we stayed home and spent the day with her.
She played some ball and some tug. Took several walkies (though much shorter than they were just last week). Lots of cuddles on the couch with us and her best buddy, Kaiser. And lots and lots of time spent outdoors, enjoying the beautiful weather, lying in the cool grass with her ball and sniffing the autumn air. Her appetite was back temporarily, so she got to eat whatever she wanted.. including a favorite treat of a McDonald's double cheeseburger, hold the mustard, extra ketchup and pickles.
Then towards evening she took her last car ride. We took the scenic route, windows open so she could enjoy herself. And she passed peacefully with her head in dad's lap and mom rubbing her favorite spot behind her ears.
We miss her so much and there was a huge vacancy in the house last night and this morning. But it was the right thing to do. She had a wonderful day, and left for the bridge with that being her last memory.
Goodbye to our wonderful ol' girl. Thank you for sharing your time here with us.
Some photos from her "rally day" on Sunday, back to her usual self for a short period of time.