A couple of weeks ago I had to say good-bye to my dearest Lance. He was a beautiful, sweet, happy boy and lit up my heart for thirteen years. He did so well, too, up until the end - we were blindsided when he started gasping for breath one evening and we were told he had laryngeal paralysis. It had gotten to the point he couldn't survive outside the oxygen cage for long. I was devastated to lose him, but he had a long, happy life and he'll be with me forever.
As an adorable three-month old pup:
His six-month portrait:
In our backyard:
And this was taken a month or so before he passed...still handsome!
Fare thee well, dear friend. I love you always!