Thursday, August 21, 2008

All Dogs Go To Heaven





Thanks Natalie for taking these images before I had to let him go.

I have never had to watch someone die, I know watching a pet die is in no way close to watching a loved one pass but it was hard. I wanted to be with him while they put him to sleep, I didn't want him to feel abandoned in his last moments. He was walked out of the room for sedation and wheeled back to me so I could be with him while they put him down. It hurt to see him so still, I have never seen him so silent, I wanted him to look at me but he could only stare straight ahead so put my face level with his for a while trying to record in my memory every second, I wanted to remember his aura before it left. After a few minutes I asked the vet to let him go, he struggled to breath for moment and he was gone, I was told that most of the time the eyes will stay open but he slowly closed his eyes. It was strange to say the least. I knew he was gone but I sat expecting him to lift his head at any moment and come to greet me.


He is happy now, I know this.


8 comments:

Lilly said...

So sorry to hear about Poster. I didn't know him but I know what a dog can mean to its owner.

Wayne D. said...

This is not an easy thing. Bless your heart. I found a poem called, "A Loan From God", I will email it to you.

Kimmy said...

I am in tears. I have such a tender heart for animals and I know how much you love the ones you've had. That must have taken alot of courgage and wrenched your heartstrings.

My heart goes out to you...I love you.

ps. Now he is your guarding angel in a different sort of way. :)

Kory said...
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Kory said...

I'm really sorry. I don't know how I'd handle something like that. At least he doesn't hurt anymore.

Breanne King said...

you're making me cry

Amy said...

Oh jess I am so sorry. You made me cry. I know how much poster meant to you and your family. He was such a loving dog. Just looking at those pictures made me ball my eyes out. And your experience about being right there, I don't know if I could have done that. You are so strong. Keep your chin up, all dogs do go to heaven.

LeeRae said...

I couldn't help but cry reading this... Poster will be missed greatly~ He was such a great dog~
Yes right now he is happy and painless in heaven~