It's been a month and I can finally write a little bit about our Blu. In early April, we chose to let Blu go, holding her in the living room as she crossed into the beyond. It was the hardest decision we have ever made, not only in terms of our kennel and dogs but one of the hardest decisions in my life. She had issues that despite the best veterinary help, professional care and consultations with her breeder, we could not resolve. In her short three years, she had some ups and many downs, but we will always remember her for what she taught us, and I hope that in the future when we think about her we remember the best of what she gave us. Sharing one's life with other living creatures teaches one the true meaning about love and loss.
As we mourn Blu, we try to pick up the pieces and move forward as best we can with the rest of our dogs. In a small spot of brightness, Harley rallied in her last Nosework Trials at the end of April to complete her UKC Superior Nosework title, becoming only the 2nd Czechoslovakian Vlcak to hold it (our Ronin is the first).
Life moves on little by little. Through the years, heartbreak on top of hope alternatively moves through our lives with our dogs. All we can do is look forward to some tomorrow, always waiting.