It has become apparent over the last week that Emit hasn't been responding to the medicines the vet gave him last week. His stomach was so huge today, and his breathing very labored. His gums and tongue were white, his eyes so dull. We knew it was time. So we put our dear sweet boy to sleep tonight. We love him so much and will never ever forget him.
His waggy tail, thumping so vigorously with joy whenever we came home. His maniacal obsession with the ball. His total addiction to any kind of people food. His proprietary attitude towards any comfortable place to rest his head, whether it be the new couch, or a clean pile of laundry. His beautiful ears, whether raised at full attention in the "flying nun" pose or else just as soft strokable stress relievers. His beautiful fur, so thick and luxurious, especially around his neck, I could just dig my fingers in and knead him for hours. His beautiful eyes, so intelligent, so sensitive. These and so many other things...our beautiful boy. Rest in Peace Emit.