As we accepted that Sora's time with us was coming to an end, Dave kept lamenting about how she never had a retirement period. That she skipped the whole stage where she looses control of her bladder and wakes us up in the middle of the night, goes deaf and loses her vision.
I felt differently from Dave. I told him that Sora wouldn't have wanted a retirement. That she wouldn't have wanted to hang out by herself while we had adventures. She would never have wanted to burden us with waking us up during the night to carry her down four flights of stairs. She found the doggy secret to the fountain of youth, whatever that was, she hardly turned gray, barely went deaf, and those beautiful sky blue eyes never clouded with cataracts.
No, no, Sora would never have opted for a retirement when we still had so many more adventures to have together.
On our very last adventure together, we took Sora paddle boarding in the turquoise Waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Tired, she promptly settled on my board and hardly moved the whole time. I like to think that she did enjoy the last ride...that she feeling of gliding over the water soothed her.
Before getting into the water, while waiting for Dave to park the car. I tried giving Sora one of her treats. I broke it into teeny, tiny pieces and she happily took one after another. I was elated. She ate five, which for her at the time was like eating the whole bag. These treats were one of the last foods she ate and I am forever grateful to @zukespets
who has been with us on our adventures until the very end. #sponsored #ZukesPack #LetsGoZukes #LiveLifeOffLeash