The Love of My Life, Toby
On August 9, 2014 I had to put my best friend, my love, down to rest. It was the saddest day of my life.
He was my one and only doggie. I had him ever since he was a puppy. Toby was 14.5 years old and today is his birthday. Words cannot explain the emptiness and loneliness I feel without him in my life.
I miss waking up and giving him his morning kisses, our long walks, our playtime, and singing together. He could howl to the whole song Happy Birthday, in tune.
His illness came on very quickly. He had idiopathic encephalitis. I could tell that his quality of life was deteriorating quickly even though we tried all sorts of steroids, antibiotics and pain meds.
I just knew the time was here to stop his suffering and pain, even though he hung in there and fought a great fight. He loved life.
I miss my best friend, my companion, the love of my life.
Toby will never be forgotten. I can only hope that this pain will lessen with time.
Mommy loves you! Be free of pain and have fun with all your furry friends over the rainbow bridge.