Not Easy to loose a 4 legged friend; (Thank You Frankie, she told me how to use : n ; . So many gifts 🙂 A hard one for me in my memories was learning if your Dog lays in one spot too long maggots appear. Horrible just plan horrible. Still feel that shame. She was my best friend, late teens early twenties. It was just her and I and who ever we might be living with. The car was home base, we would get lost at a music festival and she was always back in the car when I went there. We left the window down. You could do that back then with your old 64 Country Square Wagon. We lived in it at times. But yeah she got 14 years old and did not move much. It was a Hot Summer, San Joaquin Valley, Ca.. (wonder about that 2 periods, humm) So she was the old dog of 3. She would dig a whole in the dirt under the water spikit coming from the house. Nice cool dirt and that was her spot. Till one day when it was time to go inside she had maggots on her hind right hip, just horrible. It was the first time I had to take my dogs life. Putting her at peace I remember people would say. Kila was her name a german haired looking pound pup, just beautiful, so much love n life we shared. Wasn’t me who took her to the vet and buried her. Husband at the time did while I stayed with our children. Love that girl!

One time late nineties after divorce from my children father. I acquired my very own first home (a low income apt.) on my own.  I went out to my then children’s home he was selling and picked up a barn kitty named Ash as she was that solid grey and bright green eyes. Someone had just left her. Funny before I took her to my car I said to her “you must promise to die on your own” she was also 14 if my memory is correct, ha ha. But yes she got old and died in her sleep in the cardboard box next to my bed. She was the best kitty. So cute how she was always at the foot of the stairs ready to go up to bed each night at bedtime. How did she know :). She followed me everywhere. Loved my Ash, miss her.