Monday, April 23, 2012

Baby (1998- 2012)

I have done it. I have been a monster and decided to let Baby go to Doggy Heaven sooner than God had intended. 

My companion of 14 years, still wagging her tail when she got into my car, not knowing that I was taking her to the vet to be put to sleep. 

I don't know if I have made the right decision. She was blind. A little disoriented as she could not identify the direction of sounds. She had arthritis and barely moved anymore. She had lost most of her teeth and barely ate. And the most recent bouts of maggot wounds that were eating her alive were just unbearable. 

Am I cruel to send her to sleep?

I just kept saying a little prayer for her. I hope she understands the reasons I have decided to let her go. And I pray that she will be reborn into this world to a better life. If fate would allow it, let the both of us meet again as mother and child. My dear, dear, dearest dog which has given me much joy without asking for anything but a pat on the head in return.

Rest in peace...