Needless to say Karen is quite upset since she had to carry Max to the Vet when she noticed he could not stand on his own and the decision was made to put him down. She brought him home and will be burying him on their property. Her immediate worry now is that Sassy will be affected by Max not being there and possibly cause him health issues.
It's times like this when I wish we were not so far from each other as it takes over 3 hours to drive from my house to hers. All I could say was that I was sorry and I love her.