Two weeks ago today our dog Ernie ruptured a disk in his back leaving him unable to walk. After visiting multiple vets the diagnosis went from grim to hopeful and we brought him home to rehab him back to health.
Over the next week we saw significant improvements and then a drastic decline in his health. After multiple fruitless treatments and visits with a chiropractor, one week after his injuries began we said goodbye to our first pet.
Certainly there is a void in our lives, but we’re finding it easier to celebrate what we shared instead of dwelling on what we lost.
The four years we spent together we’re filled with laughs, walks, jars of peanut butter, vacations, cuddle fests, licks, howls, prairie dogs, and love.
We love him and we miss him. And slowly we are forming our lives around not having him.
And when we need to be with him we meet under an apple tree.