She came into my life in 2000. She was the runt of the litter of a family of three. I am blessed in watching her grow from a puppy to adulthood. I called her my "little senior citizen," as we both had gray hair.
She wasn't just a dog, she was my companion and my friend. With a husband and three kids, I spent more time with her than anyone else. No matter what the day had in store for me, I looked at her and she made my heart/soul happy.
It will be almost a year since she died. She had a lump on her right leg that became bigger. CANCER. The day before I made a decision to let her go to the Rainbow Bridge, we sat in our front yard. She still was protective of me when a neighbor came and talked to me. My hero!!
My daughter works as a tech in a pet hospital. They confirmed that it was cancer. I wanted her to put Sammy down, someone who loved her as her childhood dog.
I had her cremated. My daughter made sure that the ashes were only of her. My two daughters took care of the bill. In my room right know, I have her ashes in her favorite cookie jar. My family knows that I want her with me.
I wrote a poem:
You came into my life when everything was falling apart.
When I saw you, you stole my heart.
You kept me grounded, when I needed to be,
By looking at those big brown eyes, staring at me.
You were my companion for 13 years.
My heart is broken, shedding tears.
My tears will go away, until that time I see you again,
You will always be in my heart as a companion and my friend.