Some of you may remember a few posts about my dog Snickers. We knew that she wouldn't take another winter. But this summer her slowing down came to a halt and she stopped meeting us at the door and we had to go to her. Unless we had a treat she wouldn't come anymore. She had lost weight and wasn't putting it back on for the winter like all the other animals. She had a real hard time squatting to poop. This last week was especially hard on her. She would try to get on her back to roll and scratch and she couldn't wiggle her rear anymore and she would just cry. She woke us up in the middle of the night several times crying this last week. She had severe osteo arthritis where her tail met her back and somehow she tore a ligament in her back knee which required surgery that might not be successful and was painful and a couple thousand dollars. She was already suffering more than enough and I had to make the hard decision to let her go. I stayed with her and held her because she deserved having family with her. It was faster than I thought it would be but when she relaxed I could feel that she wasn't in pain anymore. I told her to go find the rainbow bridge. And she did. I knew I would cry but I blubbered like a baby off and on all night and now I'm tearing up again. When I got home the decision had already been made that our other dog Dotty was now an indoor dog. We had already decided that we weren't going to get any more animals and had talked about Dotty coming inside when her buddy was gone. I went out to see her and she knew Snickers was gone. She sniffed me up and down like she's never done before. So after dinner we gave her a bath and brought her in. This morning we went and got her some Comfortis and fed her but she hasn't eaten yet. While she is happy to be inside with us you can tell she is sad.