My Big Beautiful Bear
by Kevin Aubie
She only got cuter
I am beside myself with grief. Tomorrow morning I have to put my dog Mischief of 8 years down. She is one of my 4 shepherd husky mixes I inherited when my previous pet, their mother, had pups in February 2000. The mom died shortly after birth, hanging in just long enough to nurse her pups. It was cancer.
I was hoping that spaying my girls would prevent them from potentially developing the same cancer, but it looks like it hasn't worked for Mischief.
While I love all my dogs with all my heart, Mischief was extra special to me. She was my in house companion ever since she was a pup and took being spayed pretty hard. So I kept her in the house with me. She was such a good house dog, obedient always, scary smart, so loving and full of life and just a majestically beautiful dog with her big husky style coat and big beautiful fluffy tail.
She was amazing at showing her love for me and helped me through such hard times, like my dad's death, and my girlfriend walking out on me. She was there for me in such a beautiful way. No matter what kind of day I had, she always managed to cheer me up with her excited greetings when I walked in the house. I will miss that so much.
Now she lay on the floor behind me, slowly dying. She took sick in January, the same day all those high school students died in that terrible accident. I spent well over a thousand dollars at my local vet in Bathurst and another thousand at the animal hospital in PEI. They managed to extend her some lesser quality months, which I greatly appreciated. But it looks like cancer again now and the time has come where I believe she is suffering and that just tears me apart. So tomorrow I will take her to the vet and say my goodbyes. Tomorrow will be one of the saddest days of my life.
It's like my own child is dying, it hurts that much. I know a part of me will die with her.
I LOVE you so much Mischief, thanks for all the love and memories. I will cherish your memory until the day I die.
Mischief Aubie - February 27, 2000 - May 13, 2008
Such a short life for such a beautiful creature.
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