Our beloved Parker has left the loving arms of his parents and passed into a better, more peaceful life.
During the past couple of weeks his physical condition has dramatically declined. He was unable to walk with confidence or get up and down with ease. His eating habits deteriorated and when he did feel like eating, he was not able to keep it down from more than a few hours. He stopped greeting us at the door and the sparkle of life was no longer evident in his eyes.
After his cancer diagnosis, Marty and I promised Parker and ourselves that we would make that most difficult of decisions when his quality of life was no longer what he was accustomed to living. We made that decision today and with the help of our very caring veterinarian, we cradled him in our arms as he left his earthly body.
We are so thankful that we were fortunate enough to share nearly 12 years with our 'buddy' Parker. Our home will seem empty for a time but our hearts and minds are filled with love and wonderful memories of the life we shared together.
We were blessed the day Parker came into our lives and we were blessed today by the trust he placed in us to love and care for him.