- I Stood by Your Bed Last Night -
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see
that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, "It's me, I
haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea, You were
thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew, in the
stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning and say "good-night,
God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me.
- Forever In My Heart! -
Diego is the greatest dog I have ever shared my life with. He will always be my best bud and will forever remain part of my heart.
When the whole picture was looked at with Diego's already bad right elbow, his Degenerative Myelopathy, and the newly multiple broken leg/elbow it was clear that even with surgery to repair the left leg/elbow he would have a very painful recovery/existence with very limited mobility. It was decided to peacefully allow Diego to pass on while still in a positive state of mind & spirit.
He is my heart dog. I love him so very much, and I miss him like crazy.
- Always Close -
Joe & I spread his blanket outside in the shadey grass & spent an hour with him. We talked to him, laid with him, fed him his favorite treats, kissed him, & cherrieshed our last moments with him. I am grateful that in his last moments he was happy & safe. Diego & I sat side-by-side with my arm around his neck, my face burried in the fur behind his soft fuzzy ear, and as he slipped away I was able to hold him close, whisper in his ear how much I loved him, & give him kisses. He was safe with his mom.