|The best dog. EVER.
“Cassius is my best friend and he’s been my best friend my whole life.”
— Shelby, Feb. 6, 2012
Our beloved boxer, Cassius, is terminally ill with cancer that has left him with uncomfortable tumors, the inability to digest food and a generally depressed disposition. He’ll be euthanized on Wednesday. We’re all heartbroken, most especially Shelby. So, I decided to make this scrapbook page for her, because that’s what I do 🙂 I’m going to print it out and frame it so she can put it up in her room. She’s so sad and I hope this helps her, even if just a little bit …
I have kept it together until today. It’s suddenly so real and since the kids are at school and can’t see me … the tears have just been pouring down my cheeks. Last night, Shelby said to me “A girl shouldn’t have to go through this.” And she’s right. If I could have stopped this or protected her (and him) from this, I would have. But I can’t. I couldn’t. And now, as my heart breaks, I have to figure out the answer to her latest question, “Mom, what’s it going to be like without Cassius?”
I just don’t know.