The reign of Queen Jasmine ended today. You may recall that she was supposed to have surgery this past Friday. However, there was a change in plans when Jasmine was all prepped and ready for a spay surgery and tumor removal, it was discovered that Jasmine had other tumors in her abdomen. Closer examination and x-rays showed that there were multiple mammary tumors that should not be disturbed because if they are the cancerous-type it may cause them to spread more quickly. So, no spay or tumor removal was done, which meant that Jasmine was ready for adoption! I called and discussed everything at length with her new family and took Queen Jasmine to her new kingdom this afternoon.
So tonight, with Jasmine dethroned there's nothing but the most indestructible of dog-toys left behind, and a bit of a sting in my heart because she's gone. I am going to miss her. But I'm thankful for the time that Jasmine was here with us. And I am especially thankful for a happy ending because a good and kind family opened their hearts and home to her.
Even with all the dogs, with Jasmine gone there is a different feeling in the house tonight. Carl reminded me that this is the first time in a long time that we've not had a foster dog for the rescue. I wonder how long that will last?