Friday, February 29, 2008
A Tribute to El Bandito
Yesterday the hard decision was made to put little Bandito to rest. He had been mysteriously ill for a few weeks and his condition progressed to the point where he was no longer eating. He had been vomiting constantly and the vet concluded that he was in end stage renal failure with a very poor prognosis. It's never an easy decision to decide whether to take the wait and see approach or the vet's recommendation for euthanasia. Dito had quite the fan club as Amy's sister, her friend Reba, her boyfriend Chris and I all crowded in the tiny vet's office to say or final goodbyes. I've known Dito since Amy found him running down the street 7 years ago and she took him under her wings. He has always been the clown, the infant, the dirty old man and more recently one of Ash's bestest pals. We will miss you little guy, but you shall live on in our hearts.