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RIP Tom the Dog

(posted 6/25/2019) - Tom the Dog, age 10 yrs, 2 Months, and 4 days passed away quietly at his home this morning. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was with family when he passed, having walked into the backyard under his own power 15 minutes before his death. He had become weak but was still fully alert and engaged (barking at the mailman the day before). Over the last two days of his life he declined going on our daily walks; instead sitting by the front door with my wife when I went out. He was there to greet me with a tail wag when I returned. Now he is still, but in my heart and mind he will always be waiting for me to pull out the leash so we could 'see what the world has to offer' on any given day.

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