Two weeks ago, Lucy, Sally & Jay's 15-year-old border collie mix died. The kids--especially Annie, who will be 14 this summer--were very sad even as they were glad her last two weeks of suffering were over.
Then last week, the family learned of a rescue family: four border collie pups who would be put up for adoption. Sally & Jay decided to get two of the pups, and they and the kids were excited and happy.
Alas, the puppies got sick. Sally took them to the vet and learned they had parvovirus. The vet kept them in an effort to keep them alive, but Sally called yesterday with the news that all four of the pups, not just their two, had died of the virus.
Annie was both broken hearted and furious. She now has declared herself a confirmed atheist.
So sorry, Annie. Dogs teach us about love, life, and death. It's never easy.