We knew it was going to be a hard week. Aimee and her family were on Week 2 of a detox, Aimee had (minor) surgery. And then, the next day, Jack moved on.
He stayed around for almost a year after the doctor said “putting him down” was the only option. He went when he was ready, after getting in his last few barks at the neighbor dogs, and coming upstairs to be with all of his loving family members. It wasn’t days of suffering, or even a year of suffering. King Jack got to be basically normal- barking, swimming, camping- as well as a few extra perks like sleeping on the couch and eating anything he wanted. All stuff that no old dog with only half a heart should be able to do.
We’ve all been expecting it any day since last November, but when the day actually came, it wasn’t any easier. Trudeau dogs are family members.
We love you Jack! Have fun running on your new endless trails. Tell Otis and Charlie we said hey. Hopefully you’ll come back as a human like the dog in the book (if you want).
In case you’re wondering, Aimee’s doing just fine. I started the detox as well this week, but quit after 4 days. Aimee’s pretty excited that she made it further than me, and I’m glad I could do my part to cheer her up.
The detox allowed us all to eat some amazingly good food the last week. These Raw Tacos from My New Roots were a favorite, for sure. Make sure you use raw cashews for the sour cream, though (mine were a little too nutty since they were roasted).