I’m so thankful for my family. I’m so grateful that I am close to them and around when I’m needed. We just got home from putting Titan to sleep – he was very sick. He was a 12-year-old chocolate lab that my brother and his wife have had since he was a puppy, with his papers and everything. I think I heard my mom say last night that his name is, “King Titan”.
This came on like gang-busters. All of a sudden. He was fine and lunch time yesterday – then things went down hill FAST.
He had cancer of his blood vessels and by the time we knew about it – there were spots on his spleen and liver.
We all got to say our goodbyes in a nice room the medical group has set up for just this type of thing. Dog pillows, chairs for the humans, etc.
My nephews weren’t on board for this at all, obviously. They are 7 and 5 so they have only known Titan…that was super hard for me to see them crying and so upset. Witnessing that broke my heart as much as saying goodbye to Titan. I want to write more about him, the connection he had with my brother, how much he loved and protected his home, what an incredible dog he IS…but it’s so raw right now.