Yesterday Hamish left us, peacefully and quietly at the hands of a kind vet. His sudden decline of the last few days had left him with such a poor quality of life that we could not bear to see it any longer.
Like all good dogs, he offered unconditional love. Now his beds lie empty and our home is the quieter for his passing. No long nose pushes open a door to investigate what lies beyond, there is no purposeful trotting through house and garden – just silence and happy memories.
Love and loss, so often intertwined. Those are the emotions we feel today.