Monday, September 17, 2007

Goodbye.


Goodbye, my little sweetheart. This morning I held you in my arms as you fell into a sleep that will last forever. It was fast and peaceful. I cried as I watched your tiny body lay on my lap, taking its last breaths. When I came home, I stood on the deck looking at the area you loved to walk among the bird feeders and a wren began to sing. I believe in my heart it was singing for you. You are gone from our lives but never from our hearts.

You came into our lives quite by accident. It had been decided there would be no more dogs which was a decision I intended to change someday but when we were given the opportunity to take the boys over to a friends to see some new puppies, I had no idea I would fall in love. It was agreed that the boys could have a puppy but it was I who ended up choosing which one to bring home. As I held you, my heart melted. It was you or nothing. You came home with us and won the hearts of everyone. You and I have shared the most special bond and you have been my third child.

It was Michael who decided that you needed a middle name and was allowed to give it to you. Whiner Leon Human. It worked and there was no argument from us about it. Your full name was used often especially when you were bad.

As you got older, your sight failed and your hearing vanished. Your mind become a clouded fuzz. It became harder and harder to care for your needs. It became apparent the time was nearing the end. It took along time for everyone in the family to accept this fact and come to terms to life without you.

Thank you --

for loving us unconditionally.

for all the nights you would sleep curled up next to me.

for protecting me when Harold worked odd hours.

for missing me whenever I went out to run errands.

for making us laugh.

for the wonderful memories I have.

for being the wonderful valued family member you were.

I love you and I will always miss you.

11 comments:

Leanne Horton said...

Sherry, what a beautiful tribute to a wonderful son and friend. You're words went straight to my heart. Hugs to you today.

Leanne

Linda A. said...

Thinking of you today, Sherry.

Vonna said...

Oh my....I'm terribly sorry...what a superb tribute to a family member and friend. Hugs to you and yours this sad day.

Anonymous said...

How sweet Sherry.... love is wonderful. :)
~Sharon

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry you lost a beloved pet Sherry. I was heartbroken when we lost our Sheltie 3 years ago. The very next morning it rained and there was a huge rainbow out, it seemed like he was saying good-bye to me. :( It is so hard to lose our pets.

I am glad you signed up for my PIF challenge. Could you please email your snail mail address to me so I have it? I'll start planning on what to stitch for you. My email address is in my profile on my blog. Looking forward to making new blogging friends!

Barbeeque4 said...

Sherry,
I am sooooo sorry you lost your sweet heart! What a great tribute to such a wonderful bundle of joy!!!!

Thinking about you!!!HUGS to you and yours!!!!

edgar

Mindi said...

My thoughts are with you and your family on this sad day. You wrote a wonderful and moving tribute.

Carol said...

Oh Sherry, I just read this. I am so very, very sorry for your loss {{{HUGS}}}

Rico said...

Sherry.... my heart is with you I am so sorry about your loss of such a sweet sweet puppy


-Rico

Anonymous said...

Sherry, you have always been an excellent writer, and this is a beautiful tribute to Whiner. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. Love, Jana

Denise Gormish said...

Sherry, very sweet. I know you and Whiner had a fantastic relationship. It will be a treasure forever.

BTW, I'm enjoying all your needlecraft projects - just lovely!