"And I'll take with me the memories To be my sunshine after the rain"
Today as we woke up at 5:30 a.m we didn't get frustrated because we both knew it would be the last 5a.m wake up, it would be the last middle of the night water drinking induced potty break. For today was the day we were putting our sweet westie to rest.
We made this decision many many months ago, but it was me who was finally able to really let "go". So on Monday morning I called the vet and set the appointment. It was very short call. " okay 10:45 wednesday morning, sorry"
After that phone call my DH and I decided to make his last three days with us the best we could.Even though through out his life he lived a GREAT one. Samson had been blind for alittle over a year,and while he was fine in the house, when he got outside it was like walking in a maze. So Sunday we took him for a little car ride with the windows down even though it was around 35 degrees outside. We feed him leftover steak and a splash of sparkling wine on Monday. On Tuesday he got ice cream from Zestos along with some chicken. And on Wednesday morning when he woke we gave him all his favorite duck treats.
Knowing that your pet is GOING to die sucks, because you have MANY days with him which is wonderful but so heartbreaking at the same time. He had become very ill after being bit by what we think was a snake over a year ago. He then became dibetic, lost his eye sight and just slowly went downhill. we had three days to reflect on the wonderful dog he was, all the while crying our eyes out and telling him he was special.
See we have had this little guy from his start. My Brother, his wife and I drove 3 1/2hours to some country town in the middle of Ohio to pick him out. He was the biggest in the bunch, though my husband could not make it with us he had told me before we left, make sure we get a girl. LOL well obviously that did not happen. There were 4 dogs in the litter all bigger than the next, as we were sitting there watching them all here comes this brut of a dog sliding into the food bowls and knocking all his litter mates out of the way. My brother looked at me and said "that's the one, he seems like a clown"
And yes he was. He was always the life of the party, never afraid and always up for some kisses be it human or canine as seen here :D
He was always curious and LOVED the snow but in order to go potty we had to clear a patch away to reveal grass, imagine doing this in a 6' snow storm in Colorado LOL But we did it because after all we loved him. And he would not go unless we did it LOL
He had a special blanket that he stole off the back of the couch as a puppy, he slept with blanket, he sucked on that blanket like it was his pacifier and he went to doggie heaven wrapped in the warmth of this blanket while in my arms. I am so blessed to have had this special dog in our lives. He taught me patience, love and how to enjoy life. He was ours and we loved him.
Samson may you know no pain and have endless beaches to walk and mounds of snow to frolic in. We love you little dude.