I said goodbye to my little Susie today, she had enough and was starting to show signs of being in pain so I made the choice that every pet owner dreads.
It hurts so much right now but I know it was the right thing for Susie.
She was the best dog in the world and my best friend. She was always there wagging her tail or to give me a lick and cuddle.
John Grogan the author of "Marley & Me" said it best when he said
"A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not."
Susie gave me her heart (and more) and she will always have my heart.
I love you little girl and I'm sorry we didn't have longer together.
If I Should Grow Frail
by Julia Napier
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done
For this - the last battle - can't be won.
You will be sad I understand
But don't let grief then stay your hand.
For on this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must now be you
Who has to decide this thing to do.
We've been so close - we two -these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.