Sunday, April 06, 2008

RIP: Forrest the Basset

I am sad to report that our dog Forrest finally succumbed to the cancer with which he had been living for the last year or so. He never seemed to be in any pain but the cancer finally made it impossible for him to eat. At the end he was too weak to stand on his own. He survived much longer than we originally expected--when he was diagnosed we were told that he probably just had a few weeks but he survived more than a year on a simple regimen of Prednisone.

Forrest was about 13 years old. We adopted him when he was about a year old, just after we had moved to Austin. He was the friendliest dog in the world. He loved everybody.

We will miss Forrest terribly. He was our first dog and now our last dog (at least for now). Now we are just a one-cat family, having adopted Helen last December.


At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Eliot, Julie and Dada,
So sorry to hear about Forrest. Seems like he's been with you as long as you've been a family, and i know it's hard to lose him.

Hope you're well otherwise and thanks for the blog, it's nice to check in and see how you're doing. I have it on my Bloglines RSS feed, along with The Guardian, BBC and Get Fuzzy, among others...



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