Domino.... What'cha Know, What'cha Know Domino?

I met Domino at the dog pound the same day my precious Cinnamon died, whom I found at the pound 13 years earlier. I went to the pound looking for a dog, any dog, that had Cinnamon's eyes.

And there she was. She stared at me with those Cinnamon-like eyes. I took her home. She was estimated to be 1 year old at that time.

I had to make the impossible choice today to rid her of her pain or try to keep her with me. As she looked at me, with her beautiful eyes, struggling to breathe, I made the heart-rending decision to let her go. Oh how I cried, how I asked her and God's forgiveness for letting her go.

Was I right?? Was I wrong?? I will never know for sure. But I am sure she is not hurting anymore.

I sat with her all night, every second, willing her to feel better, feel no pain. To no avail.

Tom, my husband, buried her right next to Cinnamon on our property. People say she won the dog lottery. We have 15 acres and she covered all of them. Many, many times.

We only got to have her for 8 short years. Not nearly long enough. But the 8 years we had her will forever be a part of my daily life.

I don't want to think about waking up tomorrow and not being able to say, "Ready to go outside, Domino?" And then she would dance around and shoot out the door like a bullet. I know that there are a million plus special dogs out there. But I promise you, she was at the very top of that list.

I love you, precious girl. Play with Rowdy and be happy. I will see you both again someday.... I promise. Wait for me... :)

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I Feel Your Pain
by: Rose

Oh, how I know how it feels to have lost a best friend. I'm sorry for your loss.

I too lost my best friend. I too got another dog that kind of resembled my past dog. But hey, they are in great hands now. They are up there In heaven playing and laughing, no aches or pain.

Don't ever blame yourself. I am learning and being strong and not blaming myself either.

I know you will see your beloved pet too someday, but until then, enjoy and show your love to your next companion. It will be hard to move on, I know, but life does go on and you have to continue living.

I got another pet, and so far she is making me smile. I know my past pet will be happy to see me happy again, although she will stay #1 In my heart and I will never forget her.

May your pet rest In peace. You can also read my memorial on here. It's called My Precious Love.

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