oh such nice words in the poem,so simple and true just like dogs are...maybe thats why everyone likes it.I waited to adopt a pet for 30 something years and finaly Andy and I bought a house with a garden and sedle down..and decided to have a puppy coz we are both huge animal lovers.We fall in love with Lilo,a first photo of the puppy breader send us,she was a pekeingese and we both never even seen pekingese hehehe.We were both so nervus and had no idea what size the puppy would be and there she was,the small ball of fluf,cutest thing we ever seen.It was a love at first site.She was the luckies puppy in the world to got us as parents coz we were spoiling her rotten.we enjoy every minute of time with her and i even convinced my boss to take her to work till shes bigger.anyways..dont want to bore you hehe
month went buy and Lilo just wasnt active and happy like other pupies.she would sleep alot,not eat much and in general she looked sad
. Andy tought she was lonely while we were at work so we decided to get her a sister Mala.In the beginning it seams like she was more active coz they would play together but then eventually she was back to her self,sleeping alot and loosing wait.We took her to the vet so many times but there was no answer till one day we decided to leave her there and have a proper scan to get to the bottom of it.we juts felt to helpless and sad that we couldnt help her and make her happier.
if i only knew this would be her last day..i would have never leave her there ,at vets,with strangers,away from familiar things.I would have taken the day off,take her for longest walk,feed her rost chicken and ribs and do what ever puppies likes the best!But i didnt know and the news of her not having developes kidneys and have to be put down at 6 months came hard,really hard.Somehow I didnt cry that day coz it was such a shock and i wanted to be "happy mommy Tina" for her when they inject her.strange really, but it was good because Andy was weeping like a small child and he could go in the"death room" with us.I knew i had to be there with her all the way.When I saw her,I was pist off at vets people coz they left the green gunk in her eyes,god knows if anyone gave her any attention for those hours she spend there.They asked if we wonna keep the basket"hell yes,I wont leave it to you!!!It was Lilos basket..she loved it so much..
In the "death room" they battle to find her vain,so it took a while and eventualy Andy came,wondering what was happening.I'm so glad he did coz i was worried he will regret never saying goodbye to out little smoochy.And there she was beeing sweet Lilo,as sick as she was,she wiggle her tail as soon as she saw him!I'll never forget that.
Then they asked us to leave the "death room" coz they could find the vain,she was so skinny and now they will have to do it directly into her heart.
Like robots we went out and came back when they called us...and there she was,laying dead,with her eyes open,looking so beautifull,like she was alive.6 moths..that all we had with her and we already loved her so much.When I saw this forum..i just wanted to say that I understand how terrible it must be after 15 years to loose such good companion.You cannot compare this love to a human love....or this loss with human loss...it is something that only a pet owner can know understand.I see it even bigger than human love coz humans are capable of beeing mean and hurt you on purpose...animals love is so innocent and pure,there for they loss can be even grater.
It feels really good to tell this story,coz I havent to anyone.I dont want you to think we are still sad coz fortunately we have Mala,Lilo's sister..and house was never empty after Lilo was gone.it was much easier.Somethimes I think that it was good that she left us so early coz I dont think we would handle it so well if we have had her longer.we know this coz of Mala who I believe is the luckiest puppy in the world to have us and we often say when we watch her healty and happy "every puppy should be treated this way".....