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A Story Of Euthanasia

I was alone at my favorite restaurant today and the waitress had just set my meal down in front of me. I started to eat and all of a sudden, memories rushed into my head; memories so powerful that the tears threatened to come.

Eat, I told myself.
Hurry up and eat and you can cry in the car.
So I did.

And I cried all the way home. As I was driving home, I realized that the second I got home, I needed to finally write about this. I promised myself that much at least.

It's been a little over 9 months since my dog, Molly, died. And while I've wanted to write about it, I haven't.

I couldn't.

I'm not exactly sure what makes today different. Maybe because I promised myself I would. Maybe it is because I have this nagging little voice in my head that is telling me that it has to be written today because soon, someone else is going to need this story....a story that I wish I could have read 9, 10, or 15 months ago.

Molly was my almost 16 year old basset hound/black lab mix rescue.…