JUANA: As we said, this nightmare started on Saturday and it was just an overnight thing. Noble was ready to let go the next morning.
BILL: He did okay Saturday night.
JUANA: And on Sunday morning, he woke up fine. He had vomited, but he didn’t seem as sick.
BILL: He seemed perky. That’s what I said in that little piece. He looked well.
JUANA: As the morning wore on, he went downhill so quickly. He wouldn’t eat anything at all. The night before, he ate chicken and meat and things he had never eaten before. In the morning, he still had a little appetite and he ate some cookies. As the morning wore on, he wouldn’t eat anything.
BILL: The internal bleeding must have been getting worse.
JUANA: I had called our volunteer Polly to tell her about Noble. I knew that she adored Noble and how much he meant to her. Lacie had already texted me the night before about inviting crewmembers to come and see Noble. Polly couldn’t come to see him the night before, but she got here at 7:00 in the morning on Sunday to see him. She spent some time with him. She was so upset, as we all were. We could tell that he wasn’t feeling well. We took him to the park and we all hugged and kissed him. I believe that he knew that it was the end. He followed Lacie back to H1. Around 11:00 or 11:30, he started vomiting and having terrible diarrhea. He was trying to dig in his bed and make himself comfortable, but he seemed to be in a lot of pain. We called Dr. James and many of us were here. Lacie had to leave, but Polly, Gordo, Maci, Shelby were here. Stephanie was here until11:00 and Ronnie was on vacation. Two of our new guys, Connor and Jacob were here. They didn’t know Noble that long, but they understood what was happening. Dr. James came to Straydog and he did a very good job. Noble was ready. He didn’t put up a fight. Noble went very peacefully and he went right to sleep. He’s running free now in heaven. Even though we all have huge holes in our hearts and these holes will never heal, we know that he is better off. He’s happy in heaven and he had a good long life at Straydog. He was eight months old, when he came to Straydog. He lived at Straydog for ten years and he was our mascot. We all loved him so much, but we know that he’s in a better place.
BILL: Yes, the Trulls are a very nice couple.