It is with heavy hearts that we had to euthanize our sweet Spree recently. She was only 9 1/2, but suddenly went from being lame to total inability to walk, get up, go potty, & was losing interest in food (NOT like her at all!!). Last fall we had a growth removed from her upper back that came back malignant histiocytoma but they thought they got it all. She suddenly developed multiple lesions in the weeks before her death. It was a very difficult decision, but we think she was in some pain, and her quality of life was not good the past couple weeks. Barry came out to the house and it was very peaceful. He also told us the lesions were definitely cancerous, so that made us feel we had made the right decision, which was very helpful.
She was the sweetest dog we've ever known. Always sharing love with everyone she met. Spree filled our lives with great memories and so much love! We lost Marley our wonderful Berner at this same time last year, so its been a tough year, but they say things happen for a reason, and this past fall we adopted 2 more sweet Berner's after a friend and neighbor passed away suddenly. They are helping us through our grief. I can't imagine not having a dog in our lives! They are such a big part of the ritual of our days, and give such wonderful unconditional love and affection.
Spree was one of a kind!
John and Phyllis