Caddy, Female Brindle Boxer
Yesterday, January 28,2017 at 10:45am, I made the agonizing decision to put down my sweet baby boxer (Caddy) of fourteen years. It is without a doubt the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
Caddy had multiple medical issues: heart, tumors and diabetes. Her quality of life had diminished to the point where a decision had to be made to put her down.
I am not a young man anymore and have had many dogs in my life, but none has ever touched me more than my sweet little boxer.
Caddy came into our life in 2003 and was our constant daily companion for almost fourteen years. She slept at the foot of our bed every night for those fourteen years.
We live in a cold climate and on cold nights she would nudge the cover with her nose, we would raise the cover and she would crawl in between my wife and me and sleep there.
In the mornings we could count on her licking us in the face to wake us up. The more we laughed at her for licking us the faster she would lick. We would put the cover over our head, she would stop and once we pulled the cover from our heads she would commence her licking attack again. Our lives were greatly enriched by this sweet little angel.
I cannot find the words to describe my sadness, and the feelings of guilt and hurt at the loss of my baby. It is almost more than I can stand. This house is not a home anymore without my baby.
I now know my sweet baby Caddy was really one of god's little angels posing as a boxer.
I pray god has a special place for the spirit of this beautiful sweet animal. I look forward to seeing my baby again.
Good bye, sweet baby. We will love and remember you forever!