Today I said goodbye…
…to my heart dog.
She left my life in the same way she came into it- spinning away slowly, with hope, and worry, and concern.
And always, always, love.
Today required strength. Not because she was so very ill. But because she wasn’t.
There was no organ failure, no cancer, nothing to make the decision easier for her humans.
Instead there was that moment when the dog who always looked into me, looked past me – in part because she couldn’t see me, but in part because she was simply tired.
And try as she might, she no longer had anything left for me.
And that is when I knew, she was ready.
So today I let her go.
I am filled with gratitude to have the 14+ years I had with my sweet girl. She weathered the loss of her beloved PBGV- Niles and was the consummate trooper as she welcomed the newest youngster – Hendrick.
Always concerned. Always worried. And always loving me.
What more could a human ask for?
Thanks for being the best ever model. For weathering so many personal storms. And for always trusting me to do the right thing. That made today a tad bit easier.
Goodbye sweet Lil. You will always be in my heart.