Kes the Dog
1998 - January 27, 2010
It was with great sadness that we had to put Kes down on Wednesday. She had been quite sick since we came home from Europe and no longer had the energy to participate in farm chores or chase after the sheep like she used to. After taking her to the vet last week he told us that she likely had stomach cancer and that there was really nothing to do at that point, especially considering her age. Her stomach was full of fluid and she was having a hard time eating, while the rest of her body was getting thinner. We took her home at that point as she did not appear to be in any discomfort, just really tired.
Randy was able to take her one last time on the weekend as we were away visiting family on the weekend and we got to spend a couple more days with her in the early week, although she was too tired to even shake a paw (which had always been her favourite, as she loved human contact). By Wednesday we knew she was feeling very sick and had not eaten in a couple of days, so we felt the need to end her suffering.
I know many of you enjoyed reading her posts and I am sorry they had to end. She just had no energy at the end and couldn't think of new material, so she hadn't posted in a while. It is a bit lonely doing the chores now and once in a while we forget she is gone, but I guess that is part of the memory. We will miss Kes, but she will never be forgotten...