Just a few of the "many faces of Juno" -- one of the best dogs ever. She left us at 1:15 this morning -- her immune system was just too compromised by IMHA (Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia) -- a condition where her immune system attacked her red blood cells. Her body just gave out and she slipped away. Our devastation at losing her is tempered by our gratutide for having had her in our lives.
Juno lost her sight from genetic glaucoma at just 18 months ... and she never let being blind slow her down for a nano-second. She was a joyful, willfull, force of nature from the minute she arrived with us on August 19, 2008 (I remember the date because it was my mom's birthday!) until she "took ill" last Thursday night. Bottom line: Love is worth the pain we make ourselves vulnerable to when we love.