We adopted Tripp in March of 2016. He was around 14 at the time, had poor vision and poor hearing and the vet diagnosed him with dementia. I am a sucker for Jack Russell terriers and even though we had never dealt with a special needs pet before, we couldn’t say no to his cute face.
We said at the time that whether Tripp lived 3 months or 3 years, it would be the best rest of his life possible. We fulfilled that promise. Tripp fit right into our pack (we have three other dogs) and was loved immensely. Because he was special needs, he got special care.
He started to go downhill in the past few months and it was obvious he was in pain. We knew that just as we had given him a wonderful home to live out his days, so too would we give him a wonderful and peaceful goodbye. He was surrounded by his family, both human and dog. As sad as I was to say goodbye, I know that Tripp is young and healthy again as he plays with our other dogs at the Rainbow Bridge.
I can’t thank Heaven at Home and Dr. Amy enough for helping us give him the gift of passing in a peaceful atmosphere in his favorite spot, on his bed in front of the woodstove.