My beloved Mindy
My beloved Mindy was a German shepherd/collie mix that I adopted from the Humane Society when she was 5 years old. She was an abused dog who had been abandoned and found as a stray. She was so attached to me that she had to lie near me and followed me from room to room to always be with me. Last week I had the vet come and put her to sleep. She was almost 16 years old. I know she had a good life but I am still so sad. She could no longer get up the 6 steps to the house and could hardly get up when lying down. She was beginning to yelp and whine and was probably developing dementia as there was no reason for it most of the time. The vet said that her heart was still good but that her body was giving up. She went to sleep peacefully with me petting her head and talking to her. I miss her terribly -- she was one of the best dogs I ever had.