Saturday, September 20, 2008

My beautiful Bonnie...

A few weeks ago my beautiful Bonnie had to be put down. She had lost an alarming amount of weight in under two weeks and appeared distressed and in pain. The Vet was extremely kind and offered that we could do all kinds of tests to try and determine the problem. But as I looked at my beautiful Bonnie's dear little face I couldn't stand the though of putting her through all of that just to keep her a little bit longer. So it was with a heavy heart that I asked for her to be euthanised. I stayed with her and told her how much I loved her and how she would soon be playing with Patrich and Missy. And then in a moment she was gone. Kev buried her under our grape vine and we planted my favourite rose (Angel Face) in her memory.

Bonnie was 15 years old and a much loved member of our family.

She had been with me through my first marriage. My divorce. My marriage to Kev and the birth of our boys. She was a loyal friend and a trusted confidant.


If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years.
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come -- please let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me till the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve -- it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years;
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.

--- Anonymous ---


Jodi Devine said...

May she rest in peace Lisa and be forever remembered.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Jodi.

Aidan's mom said...

Awww Lisa. What a rough day. I'm sure the loss of such a faithful companion is large and raw. Bless you for taking care of her and all of her needs until the end.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you.

RhondaLue said...

Oh LIsa, I'm so sorry. I know it's a very hard thing to have to do but it is the most compassionate kind thing to let them go and not suffer any longer. We had to put our two dogs down exactly one year ago due to tumors making them severely ill. Tough thing. Thinking of you...

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Rhonda. xx

JoanneK said...

So sorry for your loss! Pets really are just like family members, sounds like you did the right thing!

Hayley said...

oh Lisa, im so sorry for your tremendous loss, they really do become a part of the family don’t they. Youre very brave putting her first and making this difficult decision. You will always have the wonderful memories of precious Bonnie.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Joanne,

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Hayley,

Lauren said...

aww that made me cry, I am so so sorry to hear of your loss.
She was such a gorgeous dog. xx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Thank you Lauren.

bridgedan said...

OH Lisa you poor thing, i had big crocodile tears as i was reading about Bonnie, i hope that your Rose is going to blossom and be the best smelling rose you have in your garden

Chin up
Bridge xx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch and Harry said...

Hugs Bridge,
Lisa XX