When It's Time To Say Good-Bye
This is terribly hard to write about for all of us that have lost a pet. I my self lost a dog (ROCKY) 9 years ago. I had to euthanize my best friend. It was hard to do but, he was really ill due to an injury to the head from another dog. The day I went my husband and a friend was there. The doctor had me wait for 30 minutes. I was amazed after words why.
My rocky acted as though he was still a puppy. (he was 15 years old) He ran around like I remembered; as a well dog.
You see I told my dog that, "Today is the last day we have together". It is time to let you go and feel better. I love you and you will always be in my heart. The time we have spent together I will cherish forever. "YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND"! It is time to say good-bye.
As we were waiting I played with him and talked to him. It made us feel that we were going to remember each other for ever no matter what. Now the doctor came to get us all. He asked me to just talk to him as he starts the procedure. So I looked onto my dogs eyes and told him,"You are going to a better place now I love you and will miss." As rocky took his last breath for ever he winked at me as to tell me, "thank-you- I am in no pain now". "See you at the end of the rainbow".
He always winked at me when he was happy. So I knew I did the right thing for him.
So the end was happy tears. I still can remember that day as if it was yesterday. You see it can be a happy experience. It was for us.
I had my dog cremated. I have a collage of pictures and an urn; he has a spot in my television entertainment center. It took me 8 months to get another dog. My Chihuahua (Buddy)! Sadly he has passed away March 3, 2011.
I know I have to go through that again, but to me it is well worth the love you get from your pet or pets. I can not imagine life without a dog or two.