He had a long and happy life but was in much pain towards the end. In the last few days not much of him remained. Just a shell. A sack of tired old meat that wandered aimlessly around the house, bumping into things, hardly knowing or caring.
During our years together he gave me much joy. But he aged far quicker than I could keep up with. Twelve is a ripe old age for someone his size.
His last two years went quickly. His muzzle turned grey. Arthritis attacked his hips and legs. He broke one tooth after another. You could read the pain and discomfort in his eyes.
On his last day we walked up the hill to the vet. Our last walk. I had to pause every few steps so he could keep up with me.
On the cold surgery floor I sat with his head resting on my knees. A couple minutes after the injection was administered, his life was over.
But before he went, in an instant he became young again. A look of pure joy crossed his face. His eyes were bright and shining, fixed on something I couldn't see, as if he were recognising something, returning somewhere. Then he was gone. And it hurts.
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