Gonna shed a few tears today. One of my best friends is sending her beloved old dog to the Rainbow Bridge. The greatest gift she will ever give is the gift of no more pain – of eternal youth.
I have several friends struggling with the decision for their dogs too.
I watch my dear old man every day and ask for the wisdom to choose his time if he does not choose it for us.
Duffy, hanging in there with Hemangiosarcoma
…and so I re-post this prayer for those who are loving an old dog and struggling with making the decision, or who have already made it.
Lord grant me the patience to love my senior dog.
Remind me that peepee happens, as does that other stuff.
Remind me that senility takes many forms:
Lord Grant me the wisdom and courage to let him go
when his time has come.
Remind me this is an unselfish act and that there
is no room for selfishness when you love an old dog.
And if you should see fit, Lord,
to have him just not wake up one morning,
I am ok with that, the final gift he gives to me
after a lifetime of love – a gentle passing
In DoG We Trust