The piece you wrote about saying goodby to Jasmine, well, it was very special, and brought back our memories . . .
We had to say goodbye to our 14 1/2 year old last summer. My husband was leaving for two months, and I was dreading the possibility that I might have to make the decision myself if something happened - and how could I possibly explain to him over the phone - ? She was getting creaky but not too bad, considering. Five days before he left, her condition changed drastically - she couldn't stand and she eliminated on herself, something she never, ever, ever would have tolerated. We made the decision together to let her go with dignity and love. My husband was able to say goodbye and hold her as she crossed the bridge . . .
And now you have smiles with Precious, and we have Lil' Biscuit -