NorthWapiti's Black Beauty
(NorthWapiti's Sir Galahad x Ch.NorthWapiti's Valkyrie Kara)
June 13, 2007 - June 18, 2012
People tend to think my life is blessed and that every day is 'sunshine and roses' - but the fact is that days like yesterday I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy.
Yesterday I stood in a surgery room looking at a mess of cancer riddled tissue in the stomach and intestine of one of my family members who should have been in the prime of her life. A mere 4 months ago she was the picture of health and vitality but now cancer had crept in and stolen all that from her.
Although there really was no real 'decision' to be made, there was only one fair choice for Beauty, I still had to swallow hard to get the words to end her life out of my throat. It was just so fast, so unseen, and unexpected.
With maybe the exception of Tramp, Beauty was the most aptly named dog in my yard. She was a beauty on the outside and a true beauty of a soul. One of the sweetest, kindest dogs I've ever owned.
I was so proud of her this winter and all the promise she was showing. Promise now stolen in a fight that was over before any of us even knew we were fighting.
The world is a little less beautiful place for me today.