I wrote a Facebook post on Flanagan’s page regarding his current status at 9:30 PM.
I went to hold him before we headed up to bed and within 15 minutes our little fellow passed away.
We had him only one month and a few days, but oh, all the big joy the little fellow shared.
The dogs came to say their “goodbyes,” and the animal world still astounds me.
Harrigan sniffed, nudged and then went to the corner and curled up.
Bailey sniffed, nudged, went into her sideways “I wanna play with you” jump, returned to Flan’s side, and began howling.
Chief sniffed, took his paw and tried to gently move Flanagan’s still paw… then came the deep throated cry.
Neko sniffed all around Flanagan, nudged him a few times, and like Chief, went paw to paw… then walked away and laid in a corner by Harrigan.
While Griffith and I began the preparations for Flanagan’s burial, Bailey went over to lay at his feet.
I returned about ten minutes later to find all three dogs still at their posts with Neko on the piano bench looking on.
Thank you, to the loving friends and family, and even a number of strangers who were pulling for our little pal. Your prayers, kind words, hugs, and support are greatly appreciated.