It took several plane rides from volunteer pilots to get Rod Calvert’s Lab from her Florida home to her owner’s hospice bed in Pittsburgh. She stayed right by his side for the last three days of his life.
March 20, 2012
Most of the time, Monte was the best friend you could ask for. But the rest of the time, he was out of control. After the first time he bit someone, it hit us: we had to help this dog, or he needed to be euthanized.
Even as her gait slows, her face grows whiter, and her eyes get dimmer, my dog is still the loveliest creature. I want our last years together to be the best ones.
In the last year I have attended veterinary lectures on every subject imaginable. Every last one had something in common: The speaker brought up the subject of money.
Tattoo artist David Bruehl schools us on pet tribute ink. Also, he really doesn’t recommend taking your dog to the tattoo parlor.