8. January 2011
Well, the worst has happened and at 4:15 this afternoon we had to have MilaWeasel put down. We left Farmers at first light arriving in GTown around 3 pm. Once in the harbour we contacted the vet and arranged a taxi to get out to him ASAP. After he inspected Mila and listening to his prognosis, we agreed that given her deteriorating state, the humane thing to do was to put her to sleep.
Obviously, we're both really sad about this, but in the end, I got to hold her and then tell her goodbye and eally thats probably the most any of us can hope for. I hope that someday someone will do the same for me.
Howard (the vet) has a small pet cemetery near his house and we buried Mila there. We said our last fair wells and returned to the dinghy and then the big boat where we gave up on dinner and instead had several rounds of drinks, toasting our dearly departed crew member and remembering what a bright spot she was in our lives.
More on another day.