For me and my family.... today, we are losing a valuable member of the family... one who has brought us so much pleasure and joy. From playing tag with the kids when they were smaller.... to keeping me feeling safe when I was home alone... to letting me know when someone was at the door before they even got there.... Our German Shepherd, Bear, lost his ability to walk over the weekend.... Today at 4:30... we are having him put to sleep... as terrible as this sounds I would have preferred for him to have slipped away in his sleep... the thought of taking him there for this act is breaking my heart... but I know it is better for him. He has been a wonderful companion and friend... I often wondered if I was training him or if he was training me... He is just 18 days shy of turning 15 years old... (also my husbands birthday too) So, today I mourn the passing of a great friend... and only wish I had human friends with as much loyalty, love, understanding, and heart. You will be sadly missed my friend.. for the rest of my life... you will be sadly missed.
on Jul. 2, 2007 at 9:31 AM