What I thought was merely a swelling from a bad tooth turned out to be inoperable and untreatable bone cancer of her jaw. I was completely blindsided as she had absolutely no symptoms nor signs that she was sick. I brought Shadow home so that she could have one more amazing day doing all the things she loved with her best friends. We went for a nice long walk in the woods and she swam for as long as she wanted in the pond by our house. She chased her ball with River until she was tuckered out and I fixed a hamburger patty just for her for dinner, an unheard of indulgence of people food.
She died peacefully in my arms.