If, like me, you cried watching Endal the documentary last night - be ready to cry some more.
I've just taken a very difficult call for Allen to make, he was on the way to the crematorium.
Poor Endal had a seizure on Sunday. The whole family were together when they decided to let the lovely old fellow go peacefully.
We all knew he was on borrowed time, but Endal managed to teach EJ some of the ropes and was visibly relieved to see that someone special was ready to take over looking after his master. In retirement Endal was at peace and enjoying life, but he couldn't stay forever. Allen didn't want his best friend to suffer and he made sure the pain meds were the best possible - but you can't cheat time.
I'm sure everyone sends their love to the Parton family at this very sad time.
Endal was the most famous dog in the world.
The dog that saved a marriage and gave the world a glimpse of how the love of a good dog could change everything.
Goodbye Endal it was such a huge privilege to have known you and seen the changes you made to all those around you.
No more pain in those creaky old front legs.
Wonder if they have cash points in heaven...