This is my boy, Rudy. We rescued him from a bad situation when he was 1 1/2 years old. We had a special bond, I was his person.

He was diagnosed with cancer two months ago. The cancer had metastasized to his lungs and our focus was keeping him as comfortable as possible. When he went lame, I made that final decision. He was 12 years old. I am heartbroken.

The last two months poor Rudy was in and out of two different vet clinics. These trips stressed him out so badly, he would make himself sick. I am very grateful to Caring Pathways and Dr. Walters in particular for helping us make his final moments as peaceful and relaxing as possible.