My Dear, sweet Logan
Logan laying on the chase lounge
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This past Sunday our precious black lab, Logan, left us. Tomorrow is his birthday. He would have been 10 years old. It is still such a shock at how fast it happened. My sister and I were back home for Thanksgiving and we all thought he just had a bladder infection. As the week went on we noticed he was not being as active as usual and his stomach area continued to protrude. Thanksgiving was the last day he laid on the beds and sofa and played a bit with his tennis ball.
On Friday we took him to the vet for an X-ray and they noticed a few growths and could not see his small intestines that well but did not make much note of it. When we took him back home though we knew something was seriously wrong. He laid in his crate for most of Saturday and would refuse to eat or drink water. I was able to get him to eat a peanut butter cookie and some milk-his last meal. By Saturday night my parents decided to not make him suffer any more and on Sunday we took him to the vet and laid him to rest. When we were there even though we all were it tears it was so peaceful and quick as if he was waiting for it and happy that we were letting him rest.
His passing has been the most difficult thing I have been through. I think of him constantly and continue to replay the last few days I had with him and wishing I could have more time. I thought we had at least another year with him so I just feel robbed. He was the light of my life. So full of unconditional love and brought so much joy to everyone he met. I try to think of him doing his favorite things: playing ball, swimming in the pool or beach with his frisbee, going on long walks, laying on the sofa and beds, looking out the window into the neighborhood, greeting us at the door and running up to us with one of his favorite toys.
He had these loving eyes, droopy lips, silky ears and constantly wagging tail that always brought a smile to our faces. He loved being around people and would divide his time and attention to everyone in the family. He was such a big part of my life as well as my sister’s and parents. I know it will take a while to heal and accept this and I am trying to focus on all the good things rather than he was taken away from us too soon.
I love you so much Logan. You were such a great and amazing dog and you will always be loved and remembered. You brought so much love and joy to our lives and it will never be the same without you. I miss you so much.