April 16th 2012 8:57 am
[ Leave A Comment | 7 people already have ]
Found this to be a touching e-mail from Petfinder. She does a good job of putting into words what so many humans might feel when it is time to say goodbye. I especially like the part about the pizza:)
This week I said goodbye to my sweet hound, Jim, after six years together. I met him as an old, starving, toothless community dog in Costa Rica with numbered days, so I don't think either of us expected a long relationship. But somewhere around the fourth or fifth medical crisis in which the doctor gave him only a few months, I began to feel as if Jim, who kept surviving the unsurvivable, might, in fact, never leave me. So I fell in love with this dog and his quirky hound-dog behavior. But last week Jim had a series of strokes that left him finally unable to bounce back. A wonderful hospice vet met us at our home, and after sharing a whole pizza in his favorite bed, we said good-bye.
Now, my relief and sorrow blur together. Today Jim is not uncomfortable. Today I am not worried about whether Jim is uncomfortable. And although I would never choose to leave Jim, I am overwhelmed by having had the honor of helping him leave me while he felt loved and peaceful (and full of pizza). As for me, I feel smarter, luckier and humbler for having the chance to love my survivor, Jim. *****
This is just the e-mail snippet.
Here is the url for the whole story:
Leave A Comment | 7 people already have
Hey, MrJackFreckles, thank you for visiting my diary.
Beautiful... and in its own special way.. so full of HOPE.. not grief... amazing.....
Thanks for sharing... Mommy is tearing
Hello Flicka and Milo, thank you for the barks.
yes, read this last week...so touching
Great writing. Mom's eyes are leaking.... Thanks for Sharing this with us.