Just a reminder to hug your 4-legged family members today. I said "Until we meet again" to my heart dog that I've had for 10 years. We have been battling several different issues for the last 6 months and in the past few days her body has said it couldn't keep fighting. She was a tough girl and kept fighting long after most would have given up. I made the tough decision to let her go this morning. She let me know she was ready to go and I followed her wishes.
I had to find a way to get all my feelings out and this is what I ended up with.
I don’t quite know how to put into words how much you meant to me over the last 10 years. You taught me how to love unconditionally and look past people’s faults to see the real person. You were with me through the good and the bad, through thick and thin, from Kentucky to Alabama to Kentucky to Oklahoma, over thousands of miles of highway, through tears and laughter. When my world was at its darkest, you helped bring me back into the light. You helped me heal a broken heart and I’m not sure how to heal my heart now with a large piece of it missing. You have been the best dog anyone could ask for and all who met you loved you. Lane and I won’t know what to do without you. I have so much to thank you for and I can only hope that I repaid some of it by taking your pain away. Please tell Mischief I said “Hi” and I will see you both again one day. I love you – you will forever by my baby girl, my sweet pea, my Tie-Tie. RIP dear Tie – you weren’t a one in a million dog, you were a once in a lifetime friend.
They are here for a far shorter time then they deserve. Just be sure to let yours' know how much you love and care of them.
Only two emotions belong in the saddle: One is a sense of humor. The other is patience.
I am so sorry, It is one of the hardest things. I still am not over my old horse from 2 years ago, or my heart kitty 3 years ago. They are a part of our lifes for such a short time but they are in our hearts forever.
"you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." Caffeinated.
Aw,bugsy...what a fitting tribute to what had to have been a Very Great Dog. We will all face this time, and I for one don't quite know how I will be able to do it gracefully. Tie joins some pretty great company in dog Heaven.
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Sorry for your loss. I had to send my heart horse over the rainbow bridge over seven years ago and still have crying jags. Still trying to find one that can fill his shoes, which were only size one but much too huge emotionally. Hugs to you today.
What a lovely tribute to a wonderful dog. Tie has a lot of friends over the bridge to help him get on up there. I agree it's one of the hardest things to do but the kindest gift you can give your pets.
I hugged both horses and will hug my little dog next.
((((((HUGS))))))) to you Bugsy.
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I am so sorry for your loss and can sympathize with you. We ended up losing our 5 year old dog 4 days before Christmas, it was absolutely devastating. Take comfort in the fact that you loved her and gave her a home most dogs will unfortunately never have the opportunity to be in. Letting them go in a dignified manner before things get really awful is such a gift, but so hard at the same time. Hugs to you and your family.