Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Southen MD, USA
Beautiful prayer. This is so fitting for my situation. December 5, I adopted a senior female shepherd. I fostered her for half a day and realized she had found her forever home with my family. I enrolled her in Banfield's wellness program...she was healthy, active for a 9 yr old, in GREAT shape overrall. She also had the sweetest temperment. January 13, she didn't eat dinner. January 14 she didn't eat breakfast; I made the decision to take her to the vet when I got home from work that night if she didn't improve. When I got home, she could barely walk, it was almost like her back end had gone limp. I rushed her to the vet where they conducted tests on her. It wa determined she had Hemangiosacoma. They found a large mass on her spleen and it had spread to her liver and heart. There was nothing they could do, but to not let her suffer. It broke my heart. Monday afternoon she was chasing her ball and I was saying goodbye to her Tuesday night. In reading your poem, it reminds me to be thankful for the time I had with her. For that month she was with me, she had a wonderful life where she was loved by a family (both two legged and four legged). Things happen for a reason, and I think it was meant for me to choose her and her me for her final month on earth. It's tough losing them, no matter how long you had them for, they are a great breed...in my opinion the best out there. Now I know she is running in heaven pain free watching over me.
Thanks for sharing : )
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