A week ago at this exact moment, I had to make the most painful decision that I have ever had to make in my life thus far. I had to free my best friend from his earthly body that was weak, sick, and tired.
The days are hard but the nights are worse. I miss him more than I ever thought was possible! The pain is actually physical at times and there’s very little that even dulls it when the times are really bad. He had weak bones, allergies, and problem after problem since he was a baby but, in my eyes, he couldn’t have been more whole! More perfect!!
The only thing that gets me through each day is to let go of the selfishness, even for a moment, and I just have to believe he is somewhere physically perfect. Somewhere that pain and illness doesn’t exist. Somewhere that I hope and pray we will be united again someday.
I love you Strider! More than words can express. I miss your grouchiness, your leans, the painful wag of your tail (yes even that I would welcome right now!! ?), your beautiful brown eyes watching me so intently throughout the days, I miss EVERYTHING about you! Good and bad! Until I see you again, I’ll see you in my dreams.
- Strider's Mom