All dogs go to heaven #43 $30.00 4″ by 6″ watercolor


I recently had to make the difficult decision of putting my black lab “Sam” to sleep. I feel bad about it everyday because I had to do it. I had to because I could not keep up with the constant cleaning and bathing. Also he could not be left alone for more than an hour and a half. He was in pain and had to be lifted into our car and sometimes down our stairs into our condo, often under the influence of a drug cocktail. Regardless of all the extra work I tried, I really tried. I was hoping as everyone does that he would pass away in his sleep. But he was a fighter and he hung in there always wanting to go on the walks with me and my other dogs (even if he couldn’t make it all the way back). I did all this and lots more for the last year just to help him out, but I was stressed and tired all the time. Now with my grandson crawling around I felt I had to take him into the vet. My vet didn’t encourage me but said he understood & that 14 years for a rescue lab who had heart worm and multiple other problems was actually a pretty good run. I hated to see Sam  looking like a different dog, one that I didn’t know.  For the last couple of years he was looking depressed and more than anything I felt bad for him, he was the pack leader and always so much the proud dog who was (it seemed to me) part human. So you may have noticed a few more “All dogs go to heaven paintings” being posted and now you know why.   The Photo above was  taken in 2002 ( in his prime) he loved the snow, we  often called him Nanook because he could not get too much snow.

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2 thoughts on “All dogs go to heaven #43 $30.00 4″ by 6″ watercolor

  1. I can definitely empathize. I had to put my trusted friend Lucky down a couple of years ago. She made to 13. Was the hardest thing I had ever had to do. I’m not embarrassed to say I cried like a 58 yr old baby! Now her old buddy George is about to have to go the same way. We are hoping, but realize he is 14 years old and he can hardly walk. I brought him a buddy home hoping Harman would help prolong George’s years. Don’t think it’s gonna happen.

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