Our pets become such a big part of our families.
And when they’re gone… There is a hole.
There is an emptiness in our house that wasn’t here last week.
Earlier I wrote about our dog’s mysterious bump.
2 biopsies came back clean.
Yet the surgery site wouldn’t heal; it continued to bleed. The bump grew back before our eyes. It burst in 3 spots.
And then last Monday the call came.
They had run the tests one more time:
a very rare and extremely aggressive cancer.
That last morning she acted more like her old self than she had in a while, bringing me a toy, stealing the preschooler’s toast…
I think she was holding on, waiting for us all to know and have a chance to say goodbye.
It was her last gift to us.
No words I write here could ever come close to describing the joy Kira brought to our lives, or the loss that we feel now that she is gone.