I may have only been gone for four days, but I can honestly say I missed the forum. Maybe I shouldn't have left, but I wasn't worth much to anyone.
I do not want sympathy so much as I just want-- need to vent.
Tess. She came to us on July 1st of this year.
She left us 9/5/2014.
She was about 10 months old; she was a rescue. Everything I dreamed of in a dog. Playful and energetic, but protective and loving.
We made the soul shattering decision to put her down humanely after she fell about 18 feet. She went through a second story window, intent on guarding her property and slid off of the metal roof, destroying her right hind femur. The complications of surgery, the side effects she would suffer...
I wouldn't wish this on anyone.