02-12-2009, 09:51 PM
I just went through the same thing last month and it is very very hard. You just have to cry and let it all out. I know that helped me a lot. also know that you did the best thing for your dog, even though it made you very sad. I found a poem that helped me alot with the guilty feeling of maybe you could have done more. I know that my dogs quality of life was not what she would have wanted it to be and what I did was for the good of my dog. I loved her to death, as I'm sure you did too. Here is the poem and I am so sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times, maybe make a nice scrapbook of her that you can look at. Sorry again and heres the poem. I hope it helps you as much as it did me.FROM FRIEND TO FRIENDYou're giving me a special gift,So sorrowfully endowed,And through these last few cherished days,Your courage makes me proud.But really, love is knowingWhen your best friend is in pain,And understanding earthly actsWill only be in vain.So looking deep into your eyes,Beyond, into your soul,I see in you the magic, that willOnce more make me whole.The strength that you possess,Is why I look to you today,To do this thing that must be done,For it's the only way.That strength is why I've followed you,And chose you as my friend,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.So one last time, I breathe your scent,And through your hand I feel,The courage that's within you,To now grant me this appeal.Cut the leash that holds me here,Dear friend, and let me run,Once more a strong and steady dog,My pain and struggle done.And don't despair my passing,For I won't be far away,Forever here, within your heart,And memory I'll stay.I'll be there watching over you,Your ever faithful friend,And in your memories I'll run,...a young dog once again.