"I am begging everyone to pray for Anabel, who is Buster's nine week old little daughter, and our total delight! She is in the emergency intensive care unit, with a severe brain swelling. Our big dog was protecting his toy, and grabbed her way too severely for her size. She has been stabilized, but she is fighting for her life tonight. Please send good thoughts her way.
Update March 28, 7 pm
As Anabel got a bit worse, Susanne and Cliff decided to let her go. They said a final goodbye and held her while she was put to sleep. Words cannot express how heartbroken they are. They both are very grateful for your prayers and support.
We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necesssary plan.
from Separate Lifetimes by Irving Townsend