On 17th September we had to set free our beloved English Springer Spaniel "Lilly". Lilly took her last breath at 16:55 (4:55 pm EDT). It was the hardest decision I ever had to make in my life. I know I did the right thing, but it still hurts.
She was our companion for 14 years 2 month and 3 days and Peppers friend for a little over 14 month. We got her, on her 1st Birthday, from a former co-worker of my husband.
Lilly always accompanied us, wherever we moved to. I/we could never ever leave her or any of our other pets behind.
She left a big hole in my heart. She helped me to make it through of those many month I was alone with my kids, while my husband was deployed.
I hope you are happy and pain free wherever you are. Hope "Tommy", "Belle", "Gateway", "Tiger", "Lumpi" and all the other animals where there to greet you.
Bye bye my dear Lilly, until we meet again. Miss you, my old girl.
This picture was taken last fall, while she was sleeping during the day in my oldest sons room.
Don't know when this was taken, but you can see Pepper really liked her. From the day we let Pepper, after the all clear from the vet, join out 2 dogs and us, she always sucked on Lilly's ears. She was purring and sucking (really loud, that was woken up by it many times).