1 September 2005 - 23 November 2006
Thanksgiving didn't start well. The Dulcinea awoke to find Maddie motionless and virtually unable to move. When I got to her house, there were tears in her eyes as she explained that Maddie's condition has deteriorated significantly and that she'd found a vet that was open to euthanize her. (Maddie's condition had been getting worse the past couple months.) I never had a pet as a child so it was the first time I had to put to sleep an animal that I loved.
It was hard to see her take her last breath and it's almost as hard thinking about it now. I miss her.