We pulled Mr. Velvet from the shelter yesterday. We wish this story was one filled with good news for the amazing boy with the velvet chin.
He couldn't get comfy in the car and he paced back and forth. He was stiff and sore and his legs trembled trying to hold him up. He wobbled and stumbled and had a difficult time balancing. He did find solace on the shoulder of one of his rescue mamas, Kelly, and he seemed to relax and rest but we knew he was struggling.
Our vet was kind enough to make room to see our old man and we were praying we would be given some time to show him all the kindness and love he deserved. Unfortunately, after his exam and ultrasound it was confirmed that the mass in his abdomen was taking over and he was in pain. Together with our vet, we agreed the kindest option for Mr. V was to let him go. We hoped for a different outcome. We fell in love today and our hearts are heavy for all that Mr. Velvet had to endure, for the time we will never have with him and for the sadness he surely felt not being with his family when he needed them most. We never left his side, we held him until the very end and he did not die alone in the shelter. That gives us some peace. Our hearts are so incredibly sad but we know in our souls that we did right by him. Fly free Mr. Velvet...soar with the angels. #omdvelvet#seniorboxer#boxer#rainbowbridge#rainbowbridge