July 28th 2007 8:31 pm
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this week began quite badly ...... i had the blues ..... missing you so much & knowing this anniversary date was coming up. but our bridge pals cheered us up . today as i floated in Kelly's pool ..... that you loved so much .... we began to share some of our favorite stories of you. in the process Kelly reminded me that today was actually your anniversary ....... not tomorrow. but it was actually the 29th when i wrote this tribute to you that was published in the Pet Cemetary column of the provincial paper. tonight at midnight .... when the 28th crosses over to the 29th ..... under an almost full moon .....it seems fitting to post this in your diary.
English Springer Spaniel
It's 2:30 am, my eyes are dry and burning. my head is tinged with a dull throb.
It's been about seven hours since they pierced your body with the needle that finally brought you relief from the extreme pain you must have felt these last few days. i know it took a while for me to see it ....... with you still trying to be a young puppy and all. Wagging that tail, flashing those big brown eyes .....I'll never forget those eyes !
I saw through your bravado last night & again this morning and somehow i found the strength to do what was best for you. It would have been selfish for me to keep you here longer so i could keep basking in you unconditional love while embracing your constant companionship.
Our many walks and many talks helped me through plenty of bad days. Today .... I had to do something for you.... my loyal friend.
As i held you in my arms and felt those brief seconds in time..... the pain rushed out and the relief washed in. I knew I had made the right choice.
Later...... as I watched the most magnificent sunset, it brought to mind how truly extraordinary you were.
I feel at peace knowing You are at peace.
Tomorrow .... I walk alone.
Miss you forever. ....... Love Mom
well i walked alone till mid January till Eve came into my life. when we walked down " Our " lane tonight under that almost full moon ..... we felt you with us sweet Charlie.....
special thanks to all the bridge pups " At Friend of The Rainbow Bridge" for making this weekend more of a celebration of Charlie's life than just a very sad occasion. my love goes out to you all.
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