Some very inopportune dog owner heartbreak
Devastated, crushed, completely demoralized; pick an adjective to describe pure melancholy and it probably fits the bill.
"He'll be laid up six weeks," the veterinarian said, "minimum."
By my rudimentary math calculations, that's more than a month. Forty-two days of watching, waiting, and praying there are no more surprises; no more setbacks.
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