I thought it was just me. My husband and I had to 'let go' (I can't say the other words) of my beloved Babe last Saturday 1/2/10. She was almost 14 (bday 1/13) and had been going down slowly. We realized how much pain she was in on NYE and made the decision.
She was our girl, a beautiful German Shepard / Collie we adopted a year after we got married. She was so protective of me. She saved my life right after we adopted her. She was always there to cuddle and comfort me in the sad times: when 9/11 happened and I sat in front of the tv crying at the images; when her 'daddy' was in the hospital after an emergency appendectomy on Thanksgiving and I was all alone. She was there with us through all the goodtimes too, like when we finally got our first house or as I call it, a yard for her and her sister they let us put a house on. I am so lost right now. Right now I just want to crawl under the covers and hide. We are having her cremated. My husband wants to take a few pictures, her hero award & her dog tag to be framed to put with the urn. I just want the pain and tears to stop. ~ Babe's mommy in Tennessee
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. Mahatma Gandhi