Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Last Ride Was Today

For 16 years he has traveled with us back and forth three times a year to our beach place in SC.

For 16 years he has been a joy and a trial, a guardian and an active companion.

For 16 years we have done our best to give him good care and love. He gave more than he got.

Today it was don't need to know details, just to know it was HARD!
He left his 2nd breakfast and treat uneaten, but the first was consumed eagerly.
His empty pillow says it all.


His heart still beats
He breathes and eats
His sound and sight are gone
His nose works well
Detecting smell
His legs still move, are sound

A snarl comes forth when awakened
His disorientation has blossomed
He has forgotten where to do his job
Untrained - deranged - undone - sob

It may be time……..

January 1, 2016 GMR

"Euthanasia is the most loving gift for a dog that is suffering, has lost his quality of life and has no chance of improvement."


  1. i am so very sorry. this is the hardest thing of pet parenting... bless you.

  2. What heartbreaking news! I am so sorry. I know your inner strength and very special love for Pal helped you make the right decision for him.

  3. My heart goes out to you and Ed on the loss of your best little friend, Pal. Just remember that you gave Pal the best life possible. So sorry as this time is never easy. I'm sending big hugs for you and a special hug to Heaven for Pal.

  4. 😢😢😢😢😢sry gma

  5. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this news. It is never easy letting go of a little buddy who has become such an important part of your lives and heart. I will pray for God to give you comfort and peace. <3