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I didn’t want to make this post. I’ve been putting it off, but I can’t do that forever. And it’s not like not avoiding it is going to magically change anything. Frances had a terrible night last Wednesday. I’d upped her pain meds, but she was still miserable. I decided, at about 2am, that it was time to have her put to sleep. Even if she was a little more comfortable by morning–and she was, slightly–I couldn’t risk her going through another night like that. It just wasn’t fair to her. So I called the vet the next morning, and they were able to get us in at 10am.

That was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

And now my best girl is gone. It’s been five days, and it still seems unreal.

Miss Frances
8 March 2013

"Staff is eating cake and not sharing."  #pitbullcomplaints #earofjudgment
23 May 2016

The first photo was taken the day I got Frances. She held her ears back at the shelter, like a baby seal. It wasn’t until I got her home that the Ear of Judgment made an appearance.

The second photo is the next-to-last one I took of her. She was begging for a piece of cake I was eating and judging me for not sharing. But of course I did share.


Filed under Pets, Photography

6 responses to “Frances

  1. Condolences on your loss.


  2. Jackie

    I am so very sorry about Frances! I know how much she meant to you. All the best.


  3. Kate

    So very sorry for your loss.


  4. Thank you all. She was truly a fabulous dog, and I miss the crap out of her.


  5. It was a brave thing to make that choice, and I know from personal experience how hard it was. I had a sense something was wrong and have been looking for and dreading a post from you.

    I promise there will be moments that thinking of something she did will make you smile and eventually even laugh, but you will be in my thoughts….. she is OK now.


  6. Thank you. Harriet, the Boxer I had before Frances, left some pretty big shoes to fill. Frances was more than equal to the task. She was truly a once in a lifetime dog. I’m unspeakably sad that she’s gone, but I’m also thankful she was part of my life.

    True story: When I was at the shelter, looking at dogs, some pesky woman kept nagging me to adopt a Shiba Inu mix a few cages over from Frances. “He knows how to sit on command!” she said. She just would not let it go. I don’t know what her deal was. Shibas are adorable, but not the right breed for me. I suspect both me and the dog would have been unhappy with that pairing, not to mention the cats. Instead, I took home the little black and white fruit bat who gave me stink eye from the back of her kennel. NO REGRETS!


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