by Valerie Merrifield
I’ll never forget the feeling of terror as I gazed upon my lifeless dog, Lulu.
It was the holidays. My family had gathered at my house to exchange gifts and unbeknownst to me, Lulu had been given a forbidden gift: a tiny rawhide bone. Rawhide isn’t allowed at my house. I have experienced problems with it before. It was completely new for Lulu who grabbed it and ran to another room to relish her prize. I suddenly noticed that Lulu was not with us…and that never happens. She loves to be right in the mix of things. I got up to search for her and found her in the corner of a bedroom…not breathing.