Disney, My First and Best Dog
by Alex Sweeney
(Reno, Nevada, USA)
On her favorite rug
My dog, Disney, was 12 years old. I had her since she was 2. She was my Therapy Dog for the longest time. Disney knew things about me no other person will. She made such a big impact on me growing up.
Unfortunately, she passed away about 3 hours ago. She passed while I was at work. Fortunately, she passed away in her father's arms. My father's arms. Her favorite's arms.
It's been really hard these past few hours. Everyone in my family is working through it differently. To give you an idea, my father and I don't cry, at least not publicly. We couldn't hold it back.
She suffered from diabetes and blindness. She was fighting a nasty bug when she passed. She's not in pain anymore. She's up there with the other doggos, playing and eating all the snacks that she wants.
I'm crying while typing this because she was the best damn dog I've known. It hurts. I miss her so much. She's in a better place now. Have fun.
Please keep my Disney in your thoughts tonight.