I wrote this poem a couple of months after making the heart-breaking decision to have my beautiful 14 year old Jack Russell/Silky Terrier put to sleep. It was particularly hard, as only 5 months before, I’d had to do the same with my 14 year old Chihuahua. I thought I’d been through some pretty rough times in my life, with pain that was unbearable, but nothing could have prepared me for the heart-ache of losing my two best friends. They were like children to me. As Gilda Radner said “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures: they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive”. I don’t know if I will ever stop missing them, and I wonder if the pain will ever go away.
THEY SAY ……
Time heals all wounds, or so they say,
I’m not sure if that’s true,
It’s 2 months since we said Goodbye,
And all I can do is think of you.
They say that tears relieve the pain,
And Heaven knows, I’ve cried
An ocean of tears … why aren’t I numb?
Why do I hurt so much inside?
They say that it was me who rescued you,
When I gave you a home (and my heart),
But truth be known, you rescued me,
My life had been falling apart.
They say that Life must go on,
So I do what I have to do,
But each day is such a struggle,
Without the unconditional love I got from you.
They say that you were “just a dog”,
But you were my Love, and my World,
My precious Muffy the Wonder Dog,
I love and miss you so much, baby girl.
Posted by no1ladydj, 24th April 2014