We had to send Ernie to the bridge this afternoon. He was a sweet 8 year old boy from the same shelter as Bailey. His heartworm disease was so far advanced, he was uncomfortable, in pain, and suffering. It never gets easier. We all do this, and will continue to do so, for the love of the hounds, but it’s so very hard when it’s a senseless death. It’s so tragic to think he finally got to a place where he had an opportunity to have a great life, but the damage was too great. One little monthly pill could have prevented all of it. We are all very thankful to his foster mom for holding his paw and being there when he needed her. He will have a final resting place with CBHR. Fly free sweet man; though the time was too short, you were loved and will be remembered. 08/19/14