Today I am sad. My dog (a Jack Russell Terrier) has been showing some signs of sickness recently, so I took her to the vet this morning. Within 30 minutes the doctor discovered a massive tumor in her abdomen and told me that the best option would be to have her euthanized. I was totally unprepared for this. This dog entered our lives at a time when I needed an unconditional friend. She has been with us fifteen years. As you can see, her abdomen is very swollen. She has been gasping for breath. She is dying. I’m taking her back to the vet in a couple of days to have her put down. I couldn’t’ do it today. I needed some time to say goodbye.