Today (April 21, 2007) was a very sad day in our household...........I had to say "Good-bye" to my beloved little Mitzi.
She became ill on Tuesday April 16th. Possibly having congestive heart failure She went down hill so fast from there.
Even though the Vet checked her and prescribed medication, she was unable to hang on any longer.
She picked me to be her care-giver at age 6 weeks old, when I had a choice of six of her other
It was the beginning of a bonding between animal and human that I never thought possible.
She was my constant companion for 13 and a half years, seeing me through so many trials in my life.
She was such a good listener!
I will miss her with all my heart, but I do know that I gave her the best life and home a dog could want. She passed away in my arms this morning at 9:45........trying to make a valiant effort to hang on longer. My memories of her will be treasured for the rest of my life....................Sadly, Marion
A Dog's Plea
Treat me kindly, my beloved friend for no heart in all this world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick for though I should lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.
Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail, when your footsteps fall upon my waiting ear.
Please take me inside when it is cold and wet for I am a domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter elements.
I ask no greater glory than to have the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth.
Keep my pan filled with water for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.
Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, wiliing and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.
And my friend, when I am old and no longer enjoy good health and sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going, I am not having fun.
Please see that my trusting life is taken gently.
I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I draw that my fate was always safest in your hands.
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