April 29, 2009

My Beloved Friend

Today is one of the hardest days of my life.

This may be trivial to you, but when you've had a close friend for over 14 years and then watch them get sick and be in pain only to finally lose them, then you'll know how I feel.

Today I had to decided that my dear, dear, beloved friend and companion had to go to sleep for one final time.

My little terrier mutt, Sophie fell asleep in my arms this morning after a she had gradually slowed down and her body quickly began to shut down.

She has been my cuddler, my feet-warmer, my walking buddy and most of all my confidant. I was never alone, she was always there ready to wag her scruffy tail and let me know she loved me.

Rest well dear Sophie, or should I say - Soph-ay-o, Sopha, Dr. Sophausen, Sophiekins, Bubba, Baby, Shmoopie......

May you forever romp in tall grasses, sniff every log, and find a nice comfy bed to curl up on.

You've been the best dog and friend I could have ever dreamed possible.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Kirst. It is one of the hardest decisions to make and I know how you feel. So please accept my long distance hugs and sympathy. Ang

shantala said...

I honestly have tears welling up for you. I know how hard it must be to say goodbye to your little furry girl. My love and sympathy to you my dear friend.

The G Fam said...

I am really sorry to hear your news :( It is hard to lose someone that was a big part of your life. I will be praying for you.

Crystal Fonk said...

I am at work and tears are definitely here. She will be missed, and i send my biggest hugs to you deary, call me if you need anything!!!! Love you!

Tricia said...

so sorry Kirsten. She was such a good little dog.

Louise said...

You got me all teary eyed too & I'm not even really a 'pet' person! I know that Sophie was your side-kick & that she'll be missed. She was definitely one of the most photographed dogs I know :) Sorry for your loss

Hugs - Louise

Elise said...

Sweet Kirsten -

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your sweet, furry, beloved friend. She was such a sweet little dog. Many hugs to you, sweet friend!

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