The Daily Digital Photo
Clayton, Spenser, Scooter, Sherman and Stanley: then and now.

January 18, 2010

For those of you who didn't check in over the weekend, I am so very sorry to have to tell you that our Clayton is gone. He was recovering well from his surgery to remove some rocks from his stomach and was expected to come home on Saturday. Instead, he took a turn for the worse on Saturday morning and died at 8:05 am. We were with him. I'm still having trouble believing that my beloved companion of 14-1/2 years is gone. Except for the nagging cough, he was great until the end, refereeing the youngsters, helping me cook, and enjoying his meals. The vet said that the night before he died, Clayton ate his supper with gusto!

How I'll miss Clayton's color commentary. I'm not quite up to reminiscing yet, but I'm going through photos and trying to get my thoughts together. I know I keep saying it, but your emails are really keeping us going. We are just so incredibly touched by your kindness. Thank-you.

Laurie and Phillip