17th December 2009, 02:34 AM
Oh Nicki, I'm so sorry to hear about Teddy's latest troubles and that you have had to make so many hard decisions in the past few months.
I belong to several dog forums and people are always sharing poems which can sometimes express what we struggle to put into our own words.
Do you know this one?
You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.
So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.
The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.
That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.
Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.
So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.
Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.
And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll always stay.
I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
...a young dog once again.
taken over by
(Blenheim) + Lucy (Shih-tzu
Louie, Joss, Peppa, Megan, Victoria all waiting patiently at the Bridge
17th December 2009, 04:35 PM
17th December 2009, 06:00 PM
Marie-Anne, that is just the most beautiful poem - I haven't seen that one before, made me cry it's just lovely
We've learnt that they are only with us for a short time, but you have to make the most of every day, and do what is right for them. Quality is SO much more important than quantity, and although there is always the possibility of side effects and damage from drugs, it is much kinder to take these chances than leave a dog suffering in pain - I couldn't live with that.
Teddy's just been over and given me the BEST Cavalier kisses ever because he knew I was upset - he makes every day special.
everyone for your kind messages and support.