Monthly Archives: September 2014

Hardest day ever…09/17/14


We knew it was only a matter of time before THE TIME would come. Our worst fear. It was time to say goodbye to our 4 year old Great Dane, Thor.

I had been preparing myself for this day but all my planning was not enough. This is my baby! The youngest of our pack. Thor would be 5 in December. He brought joy to so many people. How can we do this to him when he is so young? The answer? We couldn’t keep being selfish when he was getting more uncomfortable and in so much more pain. It wasn’t fair to him even though it felt unfair to us that we had to make this decision.

Ry called me around 11:30 at work and told me how Thor was crying even more than usual, even after taking 5 pain pills and he just couldn’t get comfortable on the bed. At this point his tumor in his shoulder was 3 times bigger than when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in mid August. I already knew what he was going to say. “It’s time”. Immediately I started to shake and started preparing to leave work.