June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash died within three months of each other. They loved each other that much. This Friday, Jeff and I have to make the decision to put Spooky down. He can’t walk anymore and he is not happy. We had to pick him up to take him outside last night. He won’t eat and he just lies in the same spot all night. Just like Otis. It is absolutely amazing to me that a dog so full of life has completely deteriorated in a matter of a month. He can’t even go to the mailbox with Alyssa anymore.
When I got the dogs they were puppies. When we took them to the vet to get checked out for the first time the vet said that both dogs should live 10 -12 years. At the time, that seemed so far away. As you know, Otis just passed away in his 10th year and Spooky will be ten in March. To tell you that having two dogs pass away in the same year sucks rocks would be an understatement. I will tell the girls first this time. I will make sure they are prepared and I will make sure that they understand that the dog that is here right now is not the dog that we know and love. This little guy is an empty shell that is so overcome with grief that he has let his body crumble. This little guy is in pain.