Grizzly



October 2, 1987 ~ May 24, 2001

A month after I lost my father, I had to take my beloved German Shepherd's pain and make it my own... Grizzly had a great life till his final two years, slowly he began to lose the use of his hind legs, went deaf, had infections in his ears & around his eyes that no one could seem to cure, and his eyes began to grow *milky*... Through all of this he still ate, drank, made it out side to do his *business* and greeted me with all the enthusiasm that the old man cold muster...

When he started to relieve himself right were he lied & started to cry a lot is when I knew in my heart that this was not fair to him, he was such a proud dog, king of the neighborhood and if he wasn't in any pain, then his dignity was sure damaged...

This all started to happen right after the passing of my father...The hardest thing I have ever done in my life was make *that* call... But I knew that I would rather suffer the loss of my best friend than to watch him suffer...

So a month, to the day, almost the hour, after the loss of my dad, the doctor came to my house and helped me to take his pain & suffering away, I was there when Grizzly was born & I was there till the very end ~ He was my *Soul Dog*...

I will miss him with every breath I take & every beat of my heart and I hope to god that we will meet again when it is my time

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