Noble, or Nobie as we usually called him, went to the Rainbow Bridge today (Sunday, October 18, 2015). This photo was taken just this past Wednesday, October 14, 2015. We knew (as we reported on our radio show/audio report of that date) that Noble was noticeably slowing down. Friday night, after our Straydog Golf Tournament, both Juana and Overnight Man David Ford were very concerned with Noble's lack of appetite and unstableness when he tried to walk. Saturday morning, I (Bill) took Noble to Morton Clinic to see Dr. James Morton. The clinic was very, very busy, and Noble and I had to wait awhile, and he wanted me to hold him in my lap. We tried to get some selfies of us with my IPhone as well as the Straydog Camera, so we'll publish those as soon as we can.
Juana and I (Bill) stayed with Noble at Straydog last night (Saturday night), and he slept well, after having had many visitors throughout the evening--his friends, including employees, former employees who knew Noble, and all of his other human friends.
Noble woke up well this morning. It was 52 degrees outside, so I put on a sweater before I hitched up Noble on his long-walk leash, and we went out in the "cold." He didn't do his duties, but he seemed perky.
Noble seemed okay when we first got to H1 at 6:00 this morning. He lay down on his favorite bed and began to snooze.
Later in the morning while continually drinking water, Noble began to vomit, and then he couldn't even stand up. Juana called Morton Clinic and the doctor on call, who today was Dr. James Morton, came out and helped Noble pass very peacefully.
I (Bill) am working on Noble's life story, which I hope to publish as soon as possible, and we'll include this complete piece in our next newsletter.