laddie had a peaceful and gentle journey. renee brought him in chinese food which he totally adored. he was bright and cheerful at the vets scarfing down her meat balls.
he had one sedation injection and he immediately went to sleep.
i told the vets afterwards that laddie was really the epitome of saints purpose and meaning.
he came in as a unwanted, unclaimed, ancient, stray and dying dog back in May. we didn't even think he would make it thru the first weekend. laddie's kidneys never got any better, in fact they just slowly got even worse.
but what changed laddie from dying to living was his own ability to embrace living.
laddie toddled around our fields, he (sort of) swam in the pond. he chased balls, ate horse poop, (kind of) rolled (but really flailed) around on the grass. laddie even had an arch enemy that he occasionally picked on because he was powerful (oreo thought he was a dick!)
we did nothing to make laddie live for the past five months except get out of his way.
and laddie charged right back into living fully every single day.
rest in peace laddie, you were a truly amazing dog and your light burned bright.
we all loved and will truly miss you.