Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Florida
Saying goodbye to my golden retriever, Peaches.
I got her for Christmas in 1997. I begged for YEARS for a dog.... always to be let down. I finally got "my" dog and she was everything to me. I took care of her, I trained her, everywhere I went... she was there. She got me through grade school and college.... the firsts of everything. She was there for me during my parents divorce and when I lost two close friends in high school due to suicide. She also got me through my aunts struggle with cancer, and when she passed away shortly after.
Peaches fell ill for the first time in her life and a week later passed away at almost 14 years old. I was faced with the "look" we all, as pet owners, dread and made that decision to let her free from all the pain.
This was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make, the hardest signature I've ever had to write, and definitely the hardest things, dog related, that I've had to go through. I miss her every day and it's been a few years.... I still cry when I talk or think about her, I still dream about her, and the pain of losing her is still going on. Life hasn't been the same since. No dog will ever come close to her in my heart...
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