There was zero chance I would fail to link to the tale of Kaiser, a police dog from nearby Plymouth, MA who was sadly put down last week. The working dog had to be put to sleep due to an untreatable kidney disease, and this picture recently circulated the Internet:
It’s a heart-wrenching shot, with police officers saluting their comrade as he takes his mournful last steps into the vet’s office. But I think the following is the photo to remember:
Even in the too-short life of Kaiser, there were no doubt far more good days than bad.