Candy, my yellow lab, has been suffering for a while. Things started to go downhill about a year ago. She lost muscle and developed arthritis. She slept most of the time.
Recently, she hasn’t been willing to eat. She’s lost a lot of weight. She’s had bowel and bladder control issues. She’s had trouble standing up.
Today, she was taken to the vet for her final visit. We left there without her. Her suffering is over.
Candy was the first dog I had as an adult. This is the first time I had to take a pet to be put down. I’ll miss her.