We said good-bye to Mr. Naumacks today. The tumor had grown to the
point where he could no longer breathe through his nose and eating had
become too much of an effort. He had lost the vitality and unencumbered
joy which was such a large part of his personality. In September we
were told he had only weeks to live, yet we started him on a holistic
regimen. I honestly believe we slowed the growth of the tumor and
bought five extra pain-free months with him. In the end, there was
nothing left to do. He was a good boy, and a loving friend. I will
always miss his smile, and how he said "I love you" on command. He was
a very special dog, an adoptee from a Pug rescue organization, who was
with us for too short a time.
Those who know us know how much we cherish our dogs, how close they are
to us, and how much a part of our lives they become. Losing him is like
ripping my heart out, and I'll miss the light he brought into our
lives. But we are better for having him with us and the last few months
were a gift I will always be grateful for.
Good-bye, Neumacks. Thank you for being part of our family.