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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Life sucks...but it does go on, and so must we

Yesterday, he was chasing a frisbee
This afternoon, he tried to get the fresh green beans that I had just picked
Tonight, he crossed the rainbow Bridge

 Brady, our goofy, afraid of the rain, chocolate lab apparently had internal issues that we were unaware of.  We got him to the emergency vet, but there was nothing they could do once they found out his stomach was filling with blood.  The doctor spoke to both me and Ken about what was going on and how she felt that he probably wouldn't survive the anesthesia, much less the actual surgery, so we made the decision to let him go and not hold on to him just because we loved him and would miss him.

I told him how much we loved him and how thankful we were that he shared our lives for the past 6 years, then I told him it was okay to go - that he didn't need to hold on for us.  He slipped away as I was stroking his head and holding the oxygen in front of his face.

We are in shock and denial right now.  The children even asked if this was a sick my babies, it isn't and we would never joke like that.  It was just his time.  We didn't know he had tumors and we didn't know he would go so fast.  Honestly, we thought he had just gotten overheated and was having trouble cooling down.  We got him to the doctors as fast as we could.  I'm sorry that he's not here with us, truly, I am.

Rest in Peace, Brady Anderson Barry White Vann, you don't have to be afraid of the thunder anymore, and Spirit, Nugget, Deanna, SuzyQ, Summer, and Justy, as well as Kilroy are all waiting to play with you.  We love you, puppy. 

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