I'd been doing YCH auctions to raise money to cover our dog's vet bills after he came down with cancer towards the end of last year.
His new medication was wonderful, and he was the perkiest and bounciest he'd been in years. It was like having a puppy again. Then, a few weeks ago, he hit a wall. Refused dinner one night, threw up his water, and passed in his sleep less than 24 hours later on March 7th.
Those who follow me on Twitter probably saw the joint breakdown Unrepentant and I went through in the aftermath. I was both expected and sudden, and it's been super hard not having his constant attention-starved presence around after over a decade of his constant companionship.
I haven't wanted to make a journal about it because I haven't known just what to say, but people've started asking after him.
I appreciate all the support people have given. I'm getting back on top of the commission list. We still have a pile of vet bills to make up for, after all.