wanted to thank everyone who was so sweet and thoughtful about Clara when i posted that she was ill a few weeks ago, and give you the update that she didn’t make it. the antibiotics did nothing for the mass in her leg, so it has been painkillers and waiting the last couple of weeks. i’m unbelievable grateful that we had that extra time with her. unfortunately on Monday, while i was in Austin for SXSW, she became immobile and Spy had to take her in. i was glad that i’d made sure to give her a great big hug before i left on Friday, but so sad for that to have been the very last one.
Monday marked the end of an era, as Clara was the last family member we brought with us from Richmond to Atlanta. whisked away from the mean streets of Church Hill (where Spy found her under a bush in the park near our home) to an idyllic long weekend at our river house that quickly turned into a new life with her forever family, we often said Clara was the luckiest dog in the world. the truth is, we were the lucky ones to have had her in our lives for the past 15 years. we’ll miss our big bear terribly, but are glad she is reunited with her buddies Maury and Parker in that big doggy (and kitty) park in the great beyond.