Lucky May You Rest in Peace
by C Marie
My 14 year old yellow lab named Lucky was put to rest today. He was my best friend!
He was an awesome dog that everyone loved. He was a loyal dog who protected each and every one of us at his home. I believe he felt it was his job, and he did it well!
He was so full of life, and even towards the end he didn't want to give up, bless his heart. He had several tumors discovered inside of him, he had arthritis in his hind legs quite badly, although he never whimpered about it. He also developed this horrible sore on the side of his face that was infected. He would not stop scratching it, and we did EVERYTHING possible to make it better and just couldn't!
Finally, I asked our vet if he thought it was time to put him down, and he said, as a friend, it is time. It totally broke my heart, but I realized too, that it was time.
He went down so peacefully in my arms. Part of me was happy for him that he did not have to be in any kind of pain anymore, but a bigger part of me felt soooo bad, like I gave up on my dog, or I let him down in some way.
When they move on to the Rainbow Bridge, is there any part of them that are mad at you for putting them down? I just feel so guilty!
My Lucky was the Best Dog Ever! I love him so much and will always remember him! And all of the good times we shared together!