Last year Henry and I knew that our dogs really hit the senior dog age and that we had to prepare for the day to let them go. With Henry's death the dogs are one of the things in my life that connects me to Henry. Quickly after November 22nd Eros started to lose weight and I thought it was because he missed the mister Boss. After all, if one was to be called Henry’s dog, it was Eros. When I went up North with my sister and parents Eros developed a nasty cough and we went to the vet. Antibiotics were prescribed with the comment if it wasn´t over in 10 days I should go to my own vet.
Eros was still his quietly charming self and the weight loss was my main concern. Still, when Eros finished the antibiotic treatment he still had that cough, so I went to my own vet and there x-ray pictures were taken. The vet came back with bad news...Eros had developed a tumor in his lungs over the last half year and it was the size of his heart. Add the enlarged lymph nodes pressing into his throat and the vet told me I had to prepare myself to euthanize Eros pretty quickly before he would experience more pain. I took him home and emotionally it was a blow again to an already very painful & raw place; my heart.
Eros has given us pure joy, though he was a barker and distant to those he didn't know, he was so very sweet, charming and cuddly to those he loved. I will miss him profoundly. It feels like another part I shared with Henry is being taken away from me so soon. Nevertheless, Eros' time has come, he shared his doggy love with us, shared all the ups and downs of our lives and I will always cherish him for that.
~Eros was born on 6-15-1999 and died on 1-11-2011~