he got up this morning, had his breakfast early and went out for the run. he came in for a nap after awhile but when he woke up he wasn't feeling well. I took him into the vets and he had a mass the size of a football..and most likely it was a hemangiosarcoma that was just starting to rupture. since he was in obvious distress and there was not much to be done for him, our vet recommended euthanization.
ed passed very peacefully.
thank you to everyone here who took care of him so well. ed was quite the character, he will be greatly missed by all.
special thx to ko and mo who discovered ed in his distress when they went to give him his afternoon treat.
I am sad that ed is gone but I am so very happy that he ended his life after a pretty good day.
love you ed, rest in well earned peace...you were a very good dog.