(Upton, MA USA)
Profoundly sad at the loss of my Mattie
Mattie, my beautiful miniature schnauzer would have been 10 yrs old in another 23 days. She had been with me since she was 8 wks old. Today I did the hardest thing I have ever had to do and had her put down after being diagnosed with splenic tumors and severe anemia. The veterinary hospital suggested biopsy of the tumors to check to see if they were cancerous, and if they were, the spleen could be removed and she would be given chemotherapy to extend her life (at most 3 to 6 months in their estimation.)
I know I made the right decision to prevent her from further pain and protect her from harm, but I am profoundly sad and can't stop crying... I miss her so much already. Her unconditional love was just something I have rarely experienced in my life. Coming home from work to that little bundle of happy wagging fluff will never be the same. I feel so alone.
Love you forever, Mattie xox <3