This week's featured Pet Story: My Angel is going home
Our Pets are here on a loan for a very short time.
Love them and be Happy and hold their memories in
You all know I'm an animal lover. Here is a little piece I
wrote over 10 years ago. I hope you can feel what I felt
when I wrote this. And how hard it was for me to write it. I
now have Gidget who just turned 13 and I know her time is
running short. I remember a thing my daughter said when she
had to put her German Shepherd Foxie to sleep.
MY ANGEL IS GOING HOME
When I was a little girl, I can remember my Mother telling
me: Spring is when life is born Summer is your youth Fall is
when you are growing old Winter brings us into our final
sleep Now, that I am older, I find this to be so true.
As I sit here typing, I think back to over thirteen years
ago when my Angel came into my life. Angel was born in May,
early Spring. She was a happy puppy. When she was only
three months old, I paid a visit to the people I bought
Angel from. They lived on a lake and to my surprise as we
where standing outside, my Angel took off into the water.
She jumped right in and swam like a champ. I thought
because of her being so young, she would drown. She was a
natural born swimmer.
Tinker, my Shepherd mix, was Angel's foster mother. As
Angel's puppy hood turned into her youth, summer was upon us.
The months have been going by very fast. My Angel, her
sister Jennie (my girlfriend owned Jennie) and Tinker would
play games of chase around the house and if we had the hose
on, it made it more fun. Jennie loved to grab the hose and
run with it and getting all in the way, wet.
Fun was fun, but we had training to do. We joined MDTC
(Milwaukee Dog Training Club) and off to obedience class we
would go. There where the fun matches and the exhibitions
and the really big ones, the AKC shows. I don't think there
were too many times my Angel didn't come home with a
qualifying score. She sometimes came home with a second or
third place. She was always a great joy to train and to
show. I think she really enjoyed it too.
Tinker was also in training and I know she loved it. Again
the months are turning into years and Fall has taken its
toll on my Angel. She has a pancreas problem, which without
medication, she would starve to death. She spent a week at
the vet to determine what her problem was. When I went to
pick her up, she was so skinny, I cried. Shortly after that
and getting her up to 95 pounds, she had to go on a diet.
The medication worked. Her legs started going bad and so I
retired Angel from training. She had her CD and I would
not go into the Utility class which consisted of jumping.
I had two types of surgery done on her legs. One, they cut
the muscle and the second was they cut some of the bone in
the joint off her leg. This eliminated the grinding of the
two bones and also the pain. This surgery helped to some
degree. As the months are slipping by, her legs and her
memory are failing her. Her pain in her legs and the
stiffness is getting worse and it's harder and harder for
her to make it up and down stairs to go outside. Her
hearing is almost gone and the sparkle of life has left her
eyes. There is a pleading in her eyes now that is trying to
tell me something. Winter is drawing close and I don't want
to look into her eyes.
I know a decision has to be made. My Angel wants to go
Home. She has served me well as a beloved friend and
companion. She does nothing now but sleep and dream of the
time when she was young and ran through the fields, went
swimming, and had the freedom to play with the other dogs.
She is wise enough to know the time as come. Her pain and
suffering will soon be over. Mine will start. I will have
my love for her and the memories. They will always remain
with me, in my heart.
Good Bye my Angel. I have made the decision to set you free.
My love goes with you on your final day, Sept. 14th, 1990
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