If you’re wondering why I look like I am wearing 40 layers of clothes (plus the infamous patchwork pants) it’s because I am carrying the contents of an entire box of kleenex plus several linen handkerchiefs and am wearing a scarf as backup in case I ran through all the kleenex and soaked all the handkerchiefs. Which was pretty much the case.

He couldn’t lift his tail to wag it any more. That was how I knew it was time.