I want to take a moment to post this last picture of our beloved dog, Judo, who keeps us hopping from time to time.
He had a great personality and character, and just loves to talk to you. He snuggles in when you are sad, and somehow he seems to know that something is wrong.
Judo was a great family pet. He certainly had extended his 9 lives. For those who did not know him, Judo quite often would get out of the yard and take himself for extended walks. He will only return when he is hungry or tired (ie-10 hours away from home). Judo had been caught by the pound 2x at Trout Lake and had never returned there.
Judo had been suffering from a rapid tumor in his right hind leg. When we took him to the vet, we were advised that the surgery may traumatize him due to his age (12 years). We did not want to risk that and at the same time, the tumor may come back again.
Due to the 3 feet of snowfall we had in Vancouver in the last few weeks, the coldness had taken a tole on him immediately. He was urinating blood and just could not get up. We knew immediately that it was time to let him go. Hence Judo passed away on December 31, 2008 at 9:45 a.m. May he rest in peace. He will be greatly missed!