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Rest Your Gentle Soul, Ally.
My friends Jerry & Tina are facing the most difficult, compassionate decision any dog lover has to deal with later this afternoon. Their incredibly sweet boxer Ally has been aging gracefully until the last several months, and while her love for her family is as strong as ever, her body can no longer keep up. Her nearly 10 yr old hips and back legs are worn out, and she is struggling to keep herself up. So later today, Jerry and Tina have decided it's time to free Ally from her pain. I tear up just thinking about it, but as difficult as it as for them, I know they're grateful for the long life she's been given and the joy she's brought into their lives. Jerry even went to the store tonight and got a big juicy T-bone and grilled it up for Ally; a fitting treat for this loving, loyal and regal companion.
If you think about it and feel s inclined, please say a little prayer for strength and peace for them today around 4pm and that they would find the right words to console & comfort their daughter Trinity as they talk to her about Ally.
These 2 images from the archives are my favorites of this old girl. Rest well, sweet Ally.