*****WARNING**** POSSIBLE TEAR JERKER!!!!
Rose lived with us for sixteen years. We knew this day was coming. You'd think that would make it a little easier. It doesn't.
You always hope that your dog will go gently in her sleep. Rose went lying on a silver table with kindly people cooing at her.
Rose never like to be cooed at. They didn't know that. They were just trying to make it less awful. I stood there and rubbed Rose's neck. She always liked neck rubs.