It is my sad duty to report that Betsey the sorta-beagle, my beloved pet-companion for over a decade, passed away yesterday morning.
She was 15 years old.
Longtime readers will remember Betsey as a badass bundle of joy who often kept me centered when all things were anything but balanced.
Our house is a little too quite without the click of her nails on the floor, the strangely soothing rhythm of her loud as hell snoring while napping, or the sharp clap of her outraged bark when the mail comes through the slot.
She will be dearly missed.
If you are so inclined, please donate to Stray Rescue of St.Louis in her honor.
Adopting a rescue dawg was one of the best decisions I ever made in life...and I encourage anyone who is considering adding a pet to your family to do the same. Betsey was two years old when she joined our family and, since she was far from perfect, she fit right in!
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Hillside Animal Hospital for their loving care and support over the years and during Betsey's final moments.
And special thanks to my sister C-Money for everything.
Rest in peace, happiness, and endless joy, Betsey the sorta-beagle!
Forever in my heart...always.