(Author unknown) Dog thought: My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you get me.
Dog thought: Give me time to understand what you want from me.
Dog thought: Place your trust in me.
Dog thought: Do not be angry with me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.
Dog thought: Play with me and keep me busy! You have your work, your entertainment, and friends. I only have you.
Dog thought: Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice.
Dog thought: Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
Dog thought: Please do not hit me. I can’t hit back, but I can bite and scratch and I really don’t want to do that.
Dog thought: Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right foods, I’ve been out in the sun too long or my heart is getting old and weak.
Dog thought: Take care of me when I get old. You too will grow old.
Dog thought: Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, “I cannot bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence”. Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember, I love you. "All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog." – Franz Kafka
The last one almost made me cry. I was there and holding the head of our newfie when she was put to sleep. I was holding Mincys head when she was put down. I was also there holding Blaze, Gimpy, Budda, and a few unnamed puppies when they died. And i will be there for the last moment of all my dogs lives. Its the least i can do for them. Comfort them for one last time.
Awww. The last one made me cry, too. I have always stayed with my dogs when they had to be PTS. There was no way I would even considrer leaving them. They were always there for me, so I wanted to be there for them when it was time to say good-bye. Some please pass the tissues.
Wow! Great post! Should have warned it was a hanky alert! That last one really got me to bawling bad! My brothers wife & stepdaughter just left their old Lab a few hours ago to be put to sleep alone. My brother is at work & is not happy that no one stayed with her. They've only been married a year.......Thanks for sharing though!