Originally Posted by DougG
February 6 2001 - April 23 2013
In 2008 Silky, my beautiful Blue-Cream Himalayan, suffered from a persistent urinary infection which was eventually cured. However it left her with slightly iffy, but manageable, kidney function. A month ago her kidneys began failing suddenly and despite best efforts and care by the vet and ourselves there simply was no chance of recovery.
Last Tuesday afternoon I said goodbye to my beloved and beautiful Silky after a very short stay in the hospital.
I sat with her for a long time and talked to her, comforted her, giving her her favourite chin and ear scratches. She purred and purred. I told the vet it was finally time, and soon Silky died in my arms so peacefully, so gently. I stayed with her for a long time, kissed her and smoothed her fur one last time, and covered her.
Silky was such a beautiful and sweet little girl, such a gentle, funny, and wonderful companion for so many years. Every day with her with a gift and I loved her with all my heart.
I am so shattered, so full of grief and sorrow. Goodbye my little girl, I will love you and miss you forever.
I know my pain and sadness will pass, but it won't be soon.
Silky was cremated and I received her urn yesterday.
The Last Battle...
If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this last battle can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so...
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me to where my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me until the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree,
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do
We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
I am truly sorry for your loss, I too am still grieving the loss over my dog.To my dearest family,
some things I’d like to say.
But first of all, to let you know
that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from the Bridge.
Here I will dwell with God above.
Here there’s no more tears of sadness.
Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy
just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I am with you
every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said, “I welcome you.
It’s good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They’ll be here later on”.
God gave me a list of things,
that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list,
was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night
the day’s chores put to flight,
god and I are closest to you…
in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth,
and all those loving years,
because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry:
it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there were some rain.
I wish that I could tell you
all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you,
you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain,
though my life on earth is over.
I’m closer to you now,
than I ever was before.
There are rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it
by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy
and I’d like it for you too;
that as you give unto the world,
the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody
who’s in pain;
then you can say to God at night…
“My day was not in vain”.
And now I am contented…
that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along
God says: "If you meet somebody
who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up,
as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street
with me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind."
"And when it's time for you to go...
from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going...
you're coming here to me."