My parent’s dog, Buttons, passed away today. He was only four days shy of 16 years old.
While he wasn’t a “childhood” dog for me he did hold a special place in my heart. Before he was my parents dog he was my maternal grandmother’s dog. When she passed away my parents decided to take Mr. Buttons in. I believe he was around 6 years old when my parents took him in.
He had been having a hard time for the past couple of months. Having spells where he couldn’t maintain his balance. The vets weren’t sure what was causing these spells. Today something different happened. He started wheezing and struggling to breathe. They had an appointment with the vet around 11:30 today – but Mr. Buttons couldn’t hold on and passed away on the way to the vet.