Ashton and I have to

Ashton and I have to prepare today. Ashton has decided that it is time to put Daq to sleep. That dog has been with him for 14 years. A good life, for a dog. It is especially hard for Ashton because Daq is generally healthy, it seems. She has arthritis, and hip-displatia (sp?), although both are being managed with drugs. She also has a problem of number 2 – she just can’t hold it.
I accompany the two of them on walks on Monday’s, and she really is in pretty good shape. I run with her for a couple blocks and she goes right along, although a couple weeks ago her hind-legs, really her hips, I suppose, gave out. I felt so bad for her, and for what it means for Ashton. She recouped and was on her away again, but the writing was on the wall. It was only a matter of time, and now time has caught up with her.
It will be very hard on Ashton. He loves that dog, and she has been a consistent presence in his life. He and Brett will probably take her to the Vet. I’m not sure whether he wants me to come along or not, but I certainly will if he needs me to.
The next two weeks are going to kill me, I just know it. Four papers will be due within that time, and I just don’t know how I will accomplish everything. In a month, half of my seminary education will be over. It is going by so fast.
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