R.I.P. Bernie - 11/11/10

It's been nearly 2 weeks since our beloved dog, Bernie, passed away.

Unbeknownst to us, Bernie had been developing tumors on his spleen for several months and one of them finally ruptured while he lay sleeping next to our bed. Thankfully, the death was painless and he showed no symptoms or illness leading up to his death. I'm so glad he didn't suffer as so many dogs do who develop cancer.

Bernie was fantastic with our infant son and I feel sad our boy will never get a chance to know him, or as I had fancifully imagined, ride him around like a pony in our living room!

We miss you boy...

Crater Lake, OR, July 2010