My heart is breaking as I write this post because we lost 2 very special girls yesterday: Daisy and Hailey.
When we made the decision to help our girl across the bridge I knew it was the right decision but I also wondered if we should have waited. I wondered if she might have gotten better given more time. I found this poem and it really helped me feel more at ease about the decision we made.
I hope it brings comfort to both families.
FROM FRIEND TO FRIEND
You're giving me a special gift,
And through these last few cherished days,
The strength that you possess,
To do this thing that must be done,
That strength is why I've followed you,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.
Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.
Once more a strong and steady dog,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
...a young dog once again.