Being that I skipped an entire year of blogging, I never wrote about losing our family dog, Haley. Chris and I got Haley when we first started dating back in 2000. We bought her at good ol' Traders Village on a whim and she was with us for 11 years. Last summer, we noticed a tumor growing in her mouth on her gum. She also started to become withdrawn and just not her chipper self. After a few vet visits and some testing, we were told she had cancer :-( It ended up being a very rapid growing cancer, and within about 6 wks, she had to be put down. She was uncomfortable, not eating, becoming incontinent, along with other things that are not compatible with a good life. As hard as it was, it was the best thing to do for our Haley girl. Landon got a good 5 years with her and the girls got about 2. We talk about her and look at her pictures all the time, so I'm hoping the kids might have some memory of their first family pet. She was such a great dog...fun, energetic (yet not too energetic), loving, very tolerant of the kids, and just an all around good dog. We miss her lots!! She passed away on Aug. 12, 2011...just a few weeks shy of her 11th birthday. Her sweet vet office sent us a card in the mail with her photo, her footprint, a lovely poem, and signatures from the office staff. It was so sweet and thoughtful. Rest in Peace Haley Waley...we love you!!
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