Thursday, September 1, 2011

Breezy...the most perfect dog that I lost today :(

Today has been one of the worst days of my life. So much happened and it is just not my day.

I lost a dear friend today. My dog Breezy (her real name was Reason to Believe) was put down today. She was 11 years old and we got her when she was 2. We have been noticing lately that she wasn't acting normal and she has been sick. She was blind for a long time but she was used to where everything was and could walk around without hurting herself. For some reason lately she runs into everything and sometimes it seemed like she couldn't hear us.

When my mother took her to the vet and they examined her. When the vet touched her hips she tensed up. They realized that she has been in pain for awhile but she never once showed pain to us. She never whined or squealed. She was hiding it from us. I think she just didn't want us to know because she wanted to stay with us. But we couldn't let her live in all that pain anymore, no matter what we could have tried to fix it, all of it would come back again.

I will miss her so much. She has been in my life since as long as I can remember. She loved playing outside and going for walks. She was even great with all my nieces and nephews, never once snapped at them if they bugged her. We even have a kiss named after her. It's the Breezy Kiss and it's basically just a lick. We would chase the kids around saying "I'm gonna give you a Breezy Kiss!" and they would just take off and laugh. I hope that never goes away.

I am going to miss her so much. I keep feeling like she's just going to pop up out of no where sniffing for me or run to greet me when I come home. No matter how much pain she was in, she came to greet me last night when I got home. Wagging her little curly tail like always.

I wish she was still here. I wish that I would have had a better goodbye. I can wish a whole bunch of things but I know she is gone. I will never forget her though. She was the perfect dog anyone could have.

A poem I found on the internet. Couldn't find who wrote it though.

Pawprints Left by You

You no longer greet me,
As I walk through the door.
You're not there to make me smile,
To make me laugh any more.
Life seems quiet without you,
You were far more than a pet.
You were a family member, a friend,
A loving soul I'll never forget.
It will take time to hear-
For the silence to go away.
I still listen for you,
And miss you every day.
You were such a great companion,
Constant, loyal and true.
My heart will always wear,
The pawprints left by you.


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11 comments:

Evie J said...

I'm so sorry! <3 I just lost my cat of almost seventeen years in July, so I understand how hard it is. Let me know if you need to talk! <3 I hope Breezy is playing with my kitty and they're getting along together! :)

TGHicks said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog! I just had to go with my friend to put her dog of 15 years down. It was one of the hardest things I had to go through and "B" wasn't even my dog! :(

Brenda said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog, it is never easy to lose a beloved member of the family. Prayers to you and your family.

Trista Siegel said...

Thank you guys! You are all very sweet.

LindsayWrites said...

you poor thing :( doggies are such sweet gifts to us. i'm sorry for your loss! :(

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm getting all teary eyed. I couldn't read the poem, I think I would have broken down. I'm sorry. I don't know what I'll do when my dog gets even older. :(

-Lauren

Rachel Brooks said...

Oh my, I am so sorry for your loss! I'm going to break down when my kitty moves on.

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your dog. It's always devastating. Praying for you and the family.

Chrissy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss... My daughter who is 17 now has a dog (Noel) she got when she was 2 years old for Christmas... Noel who is 15 years old now is blind and has some toommers and we are getting ready to have to put her down. The Vet said she may have a year left. Our pets are like family members also....

You are in our thoughts...

Nicole said...

Sorry for your loss not sure what I'm gonna do when pets start getting up there. Don't want to think about it.

Shadow Girl said...

I'm sorry for your loss:(I as yew have lost a pet recently.And just like you those who are closest to me werent there.They just don't get how important my dogs are to me.Especially this one..I loved him.I had him since a new born and he was always there to cheer me up.He had the cutest eyes and well we miss him.I'm very sorry to hear about this.

When he died someone from the vet clinic sent us a poem along with his remains.Here it is

By the edge of the woods,at the foot of a hill

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still

Where the friends of man and woman do run

When their time on earth is over and done

For here,between this world and the next

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest

On this golden land, they wait and they play

Till the rainbow bridge they cross over one day

No more do they suffer,in pain or in sadness

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed

Their bodies have healed,with strength imbued

They romp through the grass without even a care

Until one day, they start, and sniff at the air

All ears prick forward,eyes dart front and back

Then all of a sudden one breaks from the pack

For just at that instant,their eyes have met

Together again, both person and pet

So they run to each other, these friends from long past

The time of their parting is over at last

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart

They embrace with a love that will last forever

And then side by side, they cross over together.

This made me break into tears..that I had been holding back. i hope you like it.