Tobby, our great dog
by Oscar Pedroso
(Miami, FL. USA)
Tobby in his house
We had Tobby for almost 12 years. He gave us everything you could dream of in a pet. I still remember that Tobby could know when we were coming from work, as he would go to the door to welcome us. He was always there, and he never gave us any problems. He was very obedient, and very intelligent.
A couple of months ago we discovered that he had cancer. We preferred not to do anything and just let life follow its course, and we gave him the best we could. We gave him love, attention and company. We did not want him suffer from chemotherapy or anything like that. I asked some vets and they told me it would not have been a good idea to do that to him.
He was doing fine for his condition, and we accepted that he was not the Tobby we had known, but he never cried or showed how sick he could be.
Last Monday I don't know what happened, but his lovely face changed, he was not himself, I guess he lost his vision. He was crying and at that time we thought that putting him to sleep was what he deserved, because he had been a very happy dog for his entire life. He passed away at 11:30 pm on September 14th, 2009.
I am deeply in pain, and can't accept that he is not with us any more, but at least I know we did something for him in response to all the happiness he gave us for so many years. He is not suffering now. That is the only comfort I have, but I miss him a lot !!