I had to put my baby a sleep 2 weeks ago, she was a chocolate lab that couldn't have been any nicer. She turned everyone into a lab lover. Mine and her story at http://blog.myspace.com/shamrox999
She will live on thru my new baby Petals. ZuZu we will always love you!!!!!!!
Sorry for your loss. Run free Zuzu.
Me, Abzilla and the Helomonster.
I'm sorry for the loss of ZUZU. I read your blog - very sad and tough decisions. We just suddenly lost our youngest lab - I've cried every single day for over two months, and our older chocolate doesn't have much time left either. It hurts. I really like the poem in your blog - but can't yet think about tomorrow because all I can think about is yesterday. I hope you're doing better than I.
I am so sorry for your loss. :'(
Thank you for sharing your blog with us. Your blog is wonderful/heatwrenching/sad/loving.... :'(
If It Should Be
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
An pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this, the 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 the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
Would not want me to suffer so
When the time comes please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend
Only, stay with me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will see
It is a kindness you do to me
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve it should be you
Who has to decide this thing to do
We've been so close we two these years
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
So I am glad, not that she's gone
But that this earth she roamed and lived upon
Was my earth, too, that I had closely known
And loved her and that my love I'd shown.
Tears over her departure?
Nay - a smile
That I had walked with her a little while.
Author - unknown
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." author Will Rogers
Auggie 12/29/95 ~ 01/15/09
I was very touched by your story! I know you made the right choice and she is at peace running around the fields of heaven looking over you and your new pup. I have a choc lab puppy named beans(coco beans) after reading your story I will take more time to cuddle her and to remember that nothing lasts forever..only good memories.
My wife and I go day by day. Petals is so needy it is nice to have a baby around. But recently we have been hit with the notion that ZuZu would have loved her little sister. It is those quiet times that we miss her the most. I know if she was here (in body) right now she would crawl up to me and just rest her head on my shoulder. I never thought I could love so deep in my life. She taught us as much as we taught her. She taught us how to be patient, kind, happy, sad, and all those things, but most of all she taught me how to LOVE, how to love with out conditions, how to love when you are mad, how to love when you are tired.
Now in those quiet time that I spend walking the new baby (for the 50th time in a night) I look up to the sky and give my ZuZu a little whistle and let her know that we will come and meet her some day.
This message board is great, finally people who know how labs are just people in dogs bodies, ZuZu would have loved you all
shamrox, I read your blog, and it ripped my heart to shreds. :'( I am so very sorry for you loss.
The first entry in your blog mirrors what my wife and I are going through right now. Our sweet boy Jake just turned 10 in Oct 2005, and was diagnosed with cancer in late Nov. With the assistance of chemotherapy, he's still with us, several months more than the vet expected. But I do wonder if he is holding on for us, or if we are being selfish, and telling ourselves that he feels OK and is still happy.
Thank you for sharing your feelings with us.
This is for you buddy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-UI...ature=youtu.be A big THANK YOU to Jacki Barineau, author and artist of this song.
:'(.....your blog brought back a flood of tears.*
Day by day is the only way to get through.* They do teach so much about love, friendship and life.*
ZuZu ...Run free with my Mocha!
Run free Zuzu.
so very sorry for your loss, run free Zuzu