You probably care not for what I have to say, and I've never posted here before, but, my dog of 9 years was put down tonight because of painful arthritis. She's been strong for the past few months, but she cant even stand up anymore.
She was a 172 lbs English Mastiff, golden brown fur, with a black muzzle and white belly. She had tail that could swing like a whip. And when she was a small pup, my family would play this little game with her, where we'd spell out "RIDE" because she always loved the car.
So it'd go "R...... I...... D...... E....." and she'd go ballistic and whine until we took her somewhere.
But tonight was the last time we ever got to say it. Even through the arthritis, she stood up, and went for her final ride.
I've never cried as hard as I did tonight.