The family dog, Ruby passed away this morning. Dying is often a horrible process and I'm not going to describe it here, but her passing was easier than it could have been but harder than we wished it to be. That is partially my fault. I convinced them not to put her to sleep nearly a month ago.
As may be expected, the family is pretty sad. This dog, along with another who had passed away a couple years ago, got my Sister through some tough times with cancer and the deaths of my Brother and my Mother.