Monday, April 13, 2009

Baloneyhead 1997-2009

And suddenly, it was time. Her huffing and puffing became labored breathing. The limp when she went outside became struggling to her feet and leaning against the sofa because she couldn't go any farther. Her meals came back up all weekend, and then she didn't even want to eat. Just a few days ago, she was just an old dog. Now, it was time. We weren't even sure she would make it through the night.

We shed tears, and so did the doctor and the staff at the veterinarian's office this morning. She left us peacefully, and her pain and struggles were over. We stopped for breakfast so we could compose ourselves, and I dropped Sweetie off at work. (I'm off this week.)

I decided to do some clearing of stuff in the woods. Everything was going fine until I started humming an old song, and all of a sudden it was a video inside my head of dog kisses and a frisky golden retriever puppy running around the yard and dancing with us ...
I don't know what it is that makes me love you so
I only know I never want to let you go
cause you've started something
Oh, can't you see?
That ever since we met
You've had a hold on me
It happens to be true
I only want to be with you

It doesn't matter where you go or what you do
I want to spend each moment of the day with you
Oh, look what has happened with just one kiss
I never knew that I could be in love like this
It's crazy but it's true
I only want to be with you

You stopped and smiled at me
Asked if I'd care to dance
I fell into your open arms
And I didn't stand a chance

So listen honey
I just want to be beside you everywhere
As long as we're together honey I don't care
cause you've started something
Oh, can't you see?
That ever since we met
You've had a hold on me
No matter what you do
I only want to be with you


Blogger Vache Folle said...

I am very sorry for the loss of your friend.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous dare2bfree said...

My kitties are my kids and I don't even want to think of when it will be their time - even if it is inevitable.

My heart goes out to you. I wish that there was something that I could say that would make it easier to deal with but no such words exist.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous sunni said...

My condolences to you, my friend ... and some extra-warm, extra-coily squeezes for you and Sweetie.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Joel said...

Oh, man. We'll be going through this pretty soon with our old man, and I'm sure not looking forward to it. It's a part of life, but one I'd just as soon give a miss.

Condolences and fellow feeling.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Kirsten said...

I'm so sorry.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous lewlew said...

Hi B.W. I emailed you a little note, but I'm not sure I have the correct address anymore.

I also offer my condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. I am thankful, however, that your friend, Baloneyhead, had the fortune to share her life with you and your Sweetie. There are no two nicer people she could have had the pleasure of living with and loving. Thank you for sharing your lives with her, making her time here lovely.

1:08 AM  
Blogger Wally Conger said...

I've been outta town a few days, and just caught up with this. It broke my heart. So very sorry.

2:57 AM  

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