This week we had to make one of the hardest decisions ever before us. To take life away from our adored ‘buddy’ Toby – a beautiful, loyal, gentle-natured and cuddly 14 year-old samoyed.
I shed copious tears before and many many more since.
We’ve been incredibly touched by messages on Facebook and notes from friends, including this one which was in our letter box this afternoon.
A Dog’s Prayer
If it should be that I grow weak
and pain should keep my from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle cannot be won.
You will be sad, I understand
Don’t let your grief then stay your hand
For this day more than all the rest
Your love for me must stand the test.
We’ve had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You’d not want me to suffer so
The time has come, please let me go.
I know that in time you will see
The kindness that you did for me
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering, I’ve been saved.
Please do not grieve, it must be you
Who has this painful thing to do
We’ve been so close, we two, these years
Don’t let your heart hold back its tears.
Rest in peace dear friend…