i am really sorry everyone, but dexter was euthanized today.
Carol · Apr. 14, 2008
i had to make a judgement call, the vet could not come on friday, but maybe on wed or thurs and for sure she could come today. i wasn't risking a clinic euth. on a maybe, too many things can change. i think it was important that dex ended his life here if possible and he did. mo was here when i got back from the vet with jesse so maybe this was meant to be because dex and mo were one. he had some time in the barn and the fields and got some good shopping time in at his favorite multipurpose, private dexter store. i had thought to have time to order him some pizza but the clinic called to say the vet was on her way so i quickly gave him his pre-med while he was still shopping and he fell asleep within a couple of minutes and then slept thru his passing from life. i don't think i could have asked for a better ending for him, there was not a single moment of him wondering what was going on. just a really good day and a bunch of treats in the mp room and a quiet peaceful nap. in retrospect maybe that was the best way for him to go, without a big fanfare and without feeling alot of sadness surrounding him...dex wasn't sad and i am not sad either cuz he had a very good life and a very good death and that is exactly what i wanted for him.
we won't really miss you dex, you are here forever with all of us. you will always be running in the fields and shopping in the mp room. you are forever safe inside many hearts and i can see and feel you everywhere. i think you will always be here.
I haven't checked the blog in awhile, I guess this is the day I truly dreaded. So hard to believe that Dexter has made it so long, from the moment I meet him I knew he was a fighter. I knew he would live longer than anyone expected, I just didn't think it would be over a year. I will never forget the best Christmas I ever had, that was sharing it with Dex, it is worth every single tear that rolls down my face right now. The week I had him was like a lifetime of lessons. Lessons of love, and forgiveness. THANK YOU so much EVERYONE that took such good care of Dex. It means the world to all the Dexters of the world who without you would meet death before there time or live their lives behind cages. Dexter would have met the same fate if it wasn't for SAINTS. I am so thankful for the medical care and the life I knew I couldn't offer him. Keep up the good work.....no one else can give them what you can :-) You are all angels :-)