What a beautiful poem; you are right, one will definitely need tissues after reading this. My dog is ill But doing quite well right now; we hope that we have many years with her.
I told my fiancee that I don't think that I could ever put her to sleep...after reading this poem, and I will print and put it somewhere safe, so that when the time comes...I will have the courage to think of "her" and not so much myself.
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and insightful poem.
I think maybe it was meant for me to log on tonight.
Aww that is so sad but its a great poem.It makes me think of my first hunting dog.She was a bloodhound named Lily.Me and her grew up together.She was my best friend.I was owned by her since i was one year old to last year.She was also my sons first dog even though she passed away at 15 yrs old soon after he was born.That poem made me think of her right away.
lovely, I'm so sorry your dog is sick. I remeber reading your post yesterday bout your dog being heat and I saw the post today just before I came to this one.
I do hope that you have many years with her and I see no reason why you shouldn't.
Putting a beloved pet to sleep is never easy. I've done it five times and it never is any easier, but I'lve always dtayed with each each of my dogs when the vet gave them their final injection and I held my arms around their furry necks. They were always there for me, so I wanted to stay with them during heir final moments. It was only right. I couldn't just drop them off and tell the vet to do what he had to do.
Hopefully you won't have to go through this for many years, but when the time comes, try to think of it as your final gift to them. You aren't really putting them to sleep, but you giving them peace and freedom from pain and suffering. I have tears in my eyes as I write this to you. Most likely your pet will make the deicion for you and you will know when it's time by the look in their eyes. I always did, but that didn't make it any easier. Sigh.
In any case, I know you have many years ahead with your pet, and if I were you, I wouldn't try to think that far ahead. Even though your dog is now ill, she will get better.
Hugs and prayers you and your doggy. Try and think happy thoughts :-)