• I’m Sorry

    by  • August 8, 2013 • Pets, Those Gone Before Us • 2 Comments

    I know she is just a dog, but she is only 5…I don’t understand why the universe deals such rotten hands to its most innocent, beautiful creatures. Fuck cancer. We all have had our lives shattered watching someone we know have to battle a diagnosis that, for the majority, was completely unprovoked. It just seems so senseless. Scientifically, I understand why and how…but emotionally, it is the most frustrating disease to ever plague this world. It’s unfair. As childish and naive as that may sound, that is how I feel. I finally let the tears roll down my face as I come to the realization that I have to helplessly watch her health degrade to such a point where her quality of life is no longer present, and make the horrific decision to end her life for her own sake. People will tell me she is just a dog, and I get it…But I love her as much as I love my family. I just wish she had the opportunity to live a long, healthy life. I’m sorry I can’t save you. I’m sorry that there’s nothing else I can do. I’m sorry I just have to sit back and watch you die. I love you “H”…so much. Thank you for always being there for me when I needed you the most. I wish I could’ve given you more during your short time here. You will forever be in my heart.

    “The bird was freed from the earth. Henceforth, it will be trapped in the sky.” -Unknown

    2 Responses to I’m Sorry

    1. Animal Parent
      August 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      You have my deepest sympathy. My family had an awesome Labrador who had cancer. We’ve had other pets of course, but she is irreplaceable. We still have pictures of her at my folks’ house. I hope you will find the strength to get through this horrible time. And I don’t know anybody who isn’t an asshole that would think yours is “just a dog”. =o) Take care okay?

    2. Hey
      August 8, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      I understand, people see themselves dominate over everything. There’s a quote though that tells how looking into an animals eyes is a language…I obviously can’t remember the quote. But animals I find are a whole lot nicer than people and I have pets and they are my neatest friends. Yes I have best friends that are people, but animals have always been there for me. I hope your friend recovers.

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