Sep 17, 2016
I had to say goodbye to Yuengling this past Monday. The
day started like any other happy day in his life, and we were
having a great time together until just about dinnertime. He
sounded like he was trying to catch his breath, and he couldn't get
up. I carried him up the stairs and into the car while Lady
Stormy called the vet. The people who met us at the vet were
people he'd known and liked for the 12 years we'd been going
there. He tried to sit up, but couldn't. Not long after
they got him into the procedure room, his heart stopped and CPR
didn't help re-start it. Only about an hour from everything
being normal to his having passed.
My best friend and constant companion. My office (before I retired) and shopping were the only places he didn't go with me. He was my partner in everything I did, including this podcast. This is the first episode without him next to me. All that he accomplished, from a life that started as an abandoned, abused dog wandering the streets of Philadelphia!
I know that, at the very least, I will see him again at the Rainbow Bridge, and we'll be together from then on. Experience shows that other times before then might be. And I thought I should share my thoughts with you as I miss that wonderful guy!