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This is very hard for me, and my husband. It has been a full month
since we lost our gift from God- "Dalton, a.k.a. Daltona Macarona."
About two years ago I got a call from a friend who is the pound master for our city. She said that the sweetest Boston had just been surrendered and she would have to put it to sleep unless I could help her find it a home. My husband and I already had a Boston (and a Shitzu) and we knew what special creatures they are and how much they mean to us. So I told her that my husband would be out to pick him up and we would find him a good home. He found a home all right, with us. One look at his face and there was no denying that he belonged with us, in our home. We named him Dalton, because he was originally found in Dalton, Georgia.
For the next two year he brought us more joy than anyone could possibly imagine. He loved to play, kiss, snuggle, go on trips, visit Omas, as well as other friends and family. He truly brought love to our lives!!
Then as swiftly as he came into our lives he left. One night while my husband was playing with him (Dalton had his very own remote control truck) he fell to the floor short of breath. I took him to the vet and discovered that he had an enlarged heart. We (as did our vets) everything we could to make him better, and we were able to be blessed five more months after his diagnosis. But the end came much, much, quicker than anyone had thought, care to think of. When it became clear that there was no other avenues to exhaust and he was beginning to suffer we made the hardest decision of our lives. We put our precious baby down.
It has been a month and I feel like I will never be happy again. I feel like he was a gift from God that passed through I lives too quickly, and that I will never experience that magic again. Some of our friends feel that we are grieving too much or too hard. But I can't begin to express the grief, tears, loss, heartache, etc... It is all so very overwhelming.
I just want anyone who takes the time to read this to know that we, my husband and I, were touch by an angel and want everyone to know his name was Dalton!
Please keep us in your prayers.
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