Life With Sharon, or, How Much Can a Dog Take?

Good-bye

May 5th 2013 3:40 pm
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Mom's typing this for me as her tears flow, but she wanted to help me say good-bye to all my pup-pals. I'm tired. I can't stand without falling down, and can't walk without stumbling. I can't hear my mom when she says she loves me. I'm embarrassed when I try to pee and end up lying in it or when I try to eat and the food won't go into my mouth, so Mom has to feed me with a spoon. I mean, is there any dignity in that? When we go for a walk, I can't control my direction and I have no interest in good smells any more.I used to enjoy riding in my stroller and looking out at things we pass, but now I just lie down and don't notice. I'm tired of acupuncture and chiropractors and osteopaths. I'm tired of having to do strengthening exercises and pills for pain. I sleep during the day and wander at night and wonder where everybody is. Sometimes I think Mom has left the house when she really hasn't, but I go and wait at the door for her until she finds me there.

We didn't have a lifetime together - only four years. But they were the best years of my life and my mom says the same. We were there for each other through thick and thin, good and bad, happiness and sorrow.We loved each other unconditionally. Now I want to go to the Rainbow Bridge where I hear that I'll be able to run again, and hear other dogs barking and the smells in the grass will be enticing again. And, I hear, someday Mom will come and find me and we'll be together again. I know her heart is breaking and at first the memories will be painful, but they will sweeten with time.I'm just too tired.

 
 

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Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

May 6th 2013 at 2:59 am

hugs!!

run free at the bridge now PAtch, hugs to your Mom
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

May 6th 2013 at 8:13 pm

Patch, although you didn't have a lifetime together with your momma, you did have lots of love once you found each other.
Who can forget the wonderful time you two spent living together and exploring Paris together? Those memories and others will always be special and never forgotten. We're going to miss you Patch but someday we too will cross the Rainbow Bridge and then you can show Puffy and me around.

Many, many hugs and kisses,

Coco Rose
Barked by: Teddy (Dogster Member)

June 11th 2013 at 8:08 am

Patch, Casey and I are so sad to be losing our best dogster pal. We have loved every moment of reading about your life in your diary. We totally enjoyed your trip to Paris and all the wonderful things you and your mom did there. We liked reading about the move to your new house, your bunnies, and your fancy stroller. You always understood us and we felt we really knew you! When we cross the Rainbow Bridge we'll surely have a good friend there to run and play with. (I'll bring the snacks!)
I's so hard to say good-bye to such a good buddy, but we're so happy that the life you had with your mom was filled with love, laughs and fun. You and your mom were so lucky to have found each other and had the time together and made memories that will last forever. Bye Buddy, Teddy and Casey


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