Sage the Great
My dog, Sage, has been the best companion I've ever had. She has been with me for 16 years. She was 2 years old when I rescued her from an abusive situation.
I am a veterinarian and will be putting her to sleep myself tomorrow because she doesn't really like other people. As a veterinarian I have put many animals to sleep. I have always regarded it as a strongly spiritual service and since I have had my own housecall practice I have never charged money for a euthanasia.
This loss wrenches my heart in many ways but I know it is time for my beloved Sage to move on into the mystery of death. I will join her in time and I know her spirit will remain with me until we see each other again.