My parents made the decision to let our family dog go today.

We had her for 11 years. While she was always mostly my dads dog, she was also a family pet. Unfortunately she got cancer, and it progressed so quickly that she had to be put out of her pain today. My father is absolutely devastated.

I was able to drive home last weekend and do my best to say goodbye. Knowing that she won't be there the next time I go home leaves me with a bit of an empty hole. I have been able to stay occupied some today, but now I am definitely feeling the sadness thinking about the fact that she is gone.