September 19th 2013 8:41 pm
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I love you with all my heart, and making the decision to let you go was not an easy one. You so filled the house with your quiet presence, and our hearts with love and devotion. I hope that our decision to let you not suffer was the right choice, and that you understand.
You have by now found your pal Taffy, and she in turn has introduced you to all the rest of our family who went before you. Please be happy, play to your heart's content, and plan to meet us when we cross that bridge some day. I look forward to seeing all my fur-pals together some day, for there can be no heaven if you all are not included.
I know you do not want us to cry. Doing so upset you during your last moments. Sorry for that, I wanted you to be at ease. But, yes, you picked up on our emotions and, never having seen us that emotional before, you woke right up. Please know that we are all right, we will heal, and though we will always love you and miss you, we will carry on.
Love you, my pup!
And, OVER OVER WEAVE!
September 9th 2013 2:38 pm
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Dear Mom and Dad,
I know it has been very hard on you, especially these past two or three months, to see me as I am, and to be my spiritual and physical angels. I am in some pain, my nose is starting to run, I can't tell when I need to poop, breathing is getting a bit harder, I can't walk, and oh so many other things that make me feel ashamed but that you help me through without an unkind word.
My patience has worn thin at times, and there have been times when your lifting me and helping me has hurt a bit more than I can tolerate. I do apologize for snarling at those times. I could tell you knew I did not mean anything bad by that.
Mom and Dad, you have loved me more than I ever thought people could do when I was a pup. Back then, two-legged beings were, to me, the second worst thing on this planet, cars being the absolute worst. People would yell at me, chase me, throw basketballs at me. And the male of your species were the worst. Then, Mom came into my life and for some reason she and I bonded instantly, love at first sight--yes, it happens. But she brought home this male, and I got scared. But, because Mom cuddled with him, I gave it a try, and am very happy I did. He has been my Dad in the real sense of the word. I love him, as he loves me.
I want you two to know that I feel that you have given me so much more than I ever thought a dog's life was supposed to be. You showed me adventure and taught me how to live and experience the world again. When I am gone, I want you to learn to live and experience the world again, hopefully with another dog. Please, no regrets, because I sure as heck have none.
Mom, just run the brush over me a few more times today. How about some extra lamb and rice sticks for treat tonight and tomorrow. Then, a HUGE meatball for my final bit will be really good.
Tomorrow will be a tough one for you. But for me, I will finally be at ease, without pain. And when I wake again, I will be able to run and do agility again. I'll let Taffy and Duchess and Dusty and Wendy and Pepper and Candy, and Goofy and Exy and even Princess know that you are well . We will all watch over you from our forever playground.
It's been a wonderful 14 years with you. We were all blessed when we found each other.
Now, give me some lamb and rice sticks, stop crying, and finish your Antarctica photo book!
February 16th 2013 12:46 pm
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Thanks for all the birthday greetings! It is special to have a birthday on the day set aside for open expressions of love. I love my people whole-hearedly, and I know they love me the same -- I can tell by the wonderful treats they give me and the comfy bed I have and all the attention I get. I hope to have many more birthdays, but I think my medical condition now may limit the number of future birthdays I have.
My birthday wish is that no dog or cat goes without a good home, or has to suffer abandonment or abuse. I know these are unreasonable wishes, but maybe someday this dream will come true. I was an abandoned dog, left out to make my way on the streets, and almost lost it all when that car hit me. But for the mercy of a stranger, I would have never met up with my forever people. Thank DOG I did. Because of the stranger and my forever people, I am celebrating a 14th birthday, 12.5 wonderful years with my family.
May the same good fortune be had by all fur-balls out there!
Love to all,