Dearest Skoopix,There has been a terrible twist of fate in our house this year. Sandy was "circling the drain" for 2 years, but too stubborn to succumb. Around April we started noticing you were slimming down, you had just returned from a month with my dad, and we thought it was just the extra exercise.
After a few months we realized you were getting very thin and we started the process of trying to figure out what was going on. Every morning you would wander out the back gate and go off on your own adventure. Pretty soon, you stopped doing that, and we knew something was very wrong. Every single test came back normal. The only thing they could guess is stomach cancer. Damn Cancer. It robs me of my mom and now you. I wouldn't allow them to do the invasive procedures to confirm it and for that I am sorry but I didn't think it was fair to subject you to that.
Skoopix, you are the sweetest most loyal dog. I wish I could clone you... I wish I could fix you, but you are losing your battle. You have not eaten for a few days and you are miserable.
I don't know how our little family is going to go on with out you. I know in my heart it is the right thing to do, you are so miserable. It's not fair to let you suffer. When we brought you home 11 years ago, we had no idea you would and Sandy would go at the same time. You and Sandy were bonded and never liked to be apart. On vet days, you would both be kenneled together, Sandy would keep you calm and you kept Sandy out of trouble. The two of you remind me of the book Where the Red Fern Grows. I love you both so much, it is going to take a long time to heal from your passing.
Skoopi, thank you for being the most loyal faithful friend. I will miss you with all my heart, please watch over us. Until we meet again my friend.