My Little Moey
by Craig Davis
(East Alton, Illinois)
My sweetheart Moey
I took Moey in 13 years ago as I wanted a dog and my brother found her at the flea market needing a good home. He described her on the phone and she sounded perfect for me. She was.
It took 1 minute to know she was staying permanently with me. She whined for only 15 minutes after my brother left and little Moey realized I was going to be good to her.
This began a 13 year relationship for her and me. Moey became attached to me in no time. She knew when I ate, and she would get some too. When it was bedtime, she waited by the bed to be picked up and put in there with me and she would sit up in the dark to be petted before she lay her head down.
She at times snored and made sounds. This did not annoy me it gave me comfort knowing she was content and that I could provide her with comfort and happiness.
Moey never in 13 years wavered on her devotion to me. If I was taking a nap, she'd lay there guarding me, and if anyone came close she let them know.... LEAVE HIM ALONE, he is vulnerable and I am guarding him until he wakes up.
Moey was the sweetest, most loving dog I have ever known and I was very lucky to have her for 13 years.
Moey was diagnosed with a tumor on her sweet little heart. I tried denying she was going to die but her coughing reminded me every day that she was going to leave me soon. As the tumor grew it pushed on her windpipe and made it difficult to breathe. Each day it got worse.
She then developed complications that grew daily until she was bloating and was passing blood. I had to do the most painful thing I have ever done and have her put to sleep.
I owed her being there till the end and I stroked her head and ears and scratched her chest and told her over and over how much I loved her and that she would ALWAYS be my dog until she went to sleep permanently.
I lost it... it has been a week and I have cried a river of tears for my little Moey. I will never be the same without her and I am in so much pain I can't describe how I feel about Moey.
Moey, DADDY LOVES YOU AND ALWAYS WILL, BABY.
The grief is almost too much.