Wednesday, July 08, 2009

RIP Midnight

This was written by Jay.

Today I had to put my puppy to sleep.

Midnight was a good dog. He was my friend. And every day for the last 15 years he put a smile on my face. He was a joy to be around. He loved everyone, even cats and squirrels. And I will never forget him. He and I went through a lot together.

But as sharp as his mind was, his body failed him. He lost the use of his back legs and lost a bunch of weight. He would throw up his food, and because he couldnt stand up on his own he would mess himself. If he did manage to stand, he would fall over into things and hurt himself. So I decided not to make him suffer any more indignity, not to suffer any more pain.

I'm going to write a big entry celebrating his life. But for now I have too heavy a heart. We laid him to rest out back behind the barn. I miss him. It hurts a lot.

I just figured I'd share the news to those who knew him.

And now, some pictures.


Lew Morgan said...

Awwww. :(

Average Jane said...

Poor old doggie.

Anonymous said...

How well I know that pain. I had to do the same thing with my beloved toy poodle Sandy a few years ago.

Their memories live on with us forever and perhaps in another place your Midnight and my Sandy are romping and playing at this very moment.

flutter said...

Oh, I am so sorry...

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Working Girl said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Midnight looks like a very special dog. I especially like the picture of Midnight in a hat.

super des said...

Oh Flutter that made me cry.

SUEB0B said...

Aw what a good, sweet, happy pal. The loss of a beloved pet always brings tears to my eyes.

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