04 January 2008

Doris, The Way She Should Be Remembered

Doris, April 2006

I just got "the call" from Dixie Memorial Gardens. I will see Doris one last time at 8:30 A.M., before her cremation begins. I haven't decided what I will do with the ashes. Cameron and I haven't had a chance to talk about much of any of this. I've thought of planting a tree and using her ashes in the soil. I just don't know right now.

I got the X-rays and the CT Scans from the surgeon's office today.

The tumor is inside the red circle, the dark area that appears to disconnect her spinal cord. The mass was compressing her nerves, making it impossible for her to tell where her front legs were, which is why her motor skills deteriorated so quickly. I'm glad she no longer suffers. I remember her looking the way she does above.

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