|Barked: Fri Feb 22, '08 9:20am PST |
|Pups and kitties...i found this in the "When it's time to say goodbye" forum. It really touched my heart. His page says he's 4, but I think that was a typo...his bio says he's between 11 and 12 years old
Bosco doesn't have any gifts on his page or many pals. Can you let him know he's not alone and we will be with him in spirit as he leaves us. here's his post:
I am going to the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday. I have tumors throughout my body, arthritis in my hips that makes walking a living hell, and for the last two days I have been throwing up 3 to 4 times a day.
Mom thinks I am about 14 years old dog time now and the road I have walked has been long and hard. I don't really care how old the clock says I am, but I care how old I feel, and this week has been a struggle for me.
My new vetrinary clinic is going to make my passing painless for me and make it easier on this family that gave me my forever home. I am going to go to sleep with Elizabeth, the little girl that loved all of the anger and fear out me, and my dad both there to pet and talk to me. Then the doctor who has tried to keep me going for the last 4 months is going to stop my heart. They are going to send my remains off to a crematorium to have my shell turned to ash, and then my ash is going to be spread over the grave of the first special Basset that inspired my family to save me.
I will become a star to shine down on the world that was not so good to me, that thought I was a piece of merchandise, used me up, broke my heart and trust, and then tried to put me to death when I was no longer useful. I will shine down on that little girl who let me sleep in her warm bed and gave me the hugs that healed my emotional wounds. I am going to get to meet Hoover, and we are going to share stories of this weird family that we came to love.
I am going to a place where I will no longer feel pain or sickness. I will rest in peace. I will leave this world with a blessing because when I stood at my darkest hour, a family stepped into my life and chose to love me. I got to spend my last 6 years in this life as a member of a family. I got to matter to someone.
Edited by author Thu Feb 21, '08 56pm PST
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