Letter to My Dog on the Eve of Her Last Full Day on Earth

You carried me for eight years, and now I am going to carry myself

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I’m sorry I brought you to the city.

I’m sorry we ever left the mountain, I’m sorry the last four years of your life were attached to the end of a leash, and I’m sorry I didn’t take you swimming enough when we came here. I’m sorry…