“Just an Old, Brown Dog”

The Roses and Thorns of Life

I took Aura Lea, my wolfhound, to the vet today.   Thankfully, just a routine check up.    We usually spend an hour or two chatting at my vet’s office.   You see, I have been going to him for over 30 years now; he knows my children, my grandchildren, and I think I have cried in front of him more than anyone outside of my own family.

Today was different.   From what my ears gleaned from the receptionist office, someone was bringing their dog in earlier than the scheduled appointment, the dog was having trouble breathing.   They would wait in their car.

We didn’t want to hold the vet up; I know what it is like to be that person on the other side of the waiting room……

We took Aura Lea out to our car and saw shadows in the back of the SUV parked next to us.   Then, two…

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