Reuben died on April 4th, 2009. He was a good dog, a good friend, protector and companion.
Ella and I miss him.He passed peacefully at 9pm after a valiant struggle. His family was with him at the end.
Go get the ball, Boy!
From: Ella and Daddy
to keep you with me. There to comfort me through every sad and challenging chapter of my life for the full length of yours. And even in your death, as I placed you in the arms of your Creator for eternity…
Sorrow was made sweet by the presence of your tangible love….
Healing the wound that was left behind. You now understand everything I could not tell you, for you now know as you were known…..
What you were to me, and I to you…..
All of the reasons why…..
Grateful, and at peace in the loving arms of God.
Until I see you again.
My dog Mitzi died on August 27, 2007. In an act of mercy, I had her put down. It was always my responsibility to care for her in life and in death. I did so for 12 years, ever since she was a small puppy. I cried bitter tears, but surprisingly, a spirit was present around me. I have never experienced anything quite like it. It was either God’s spirit or the spirit of my dog. I believe it was the latter – as she had a certain personality in life that I could feel at the time. There was a feeling of gratefulness in this spirit. As if she was trying to tell me not to worry. That she understood, and that she was grateful for everything. It lingered for days as I grieved and I wrote this poem so that I would never forget her or this wonderful feeling that was present in my home after her death.
I believe she is with God – and that her spirit is real. There is no other place that she could be. And I hope to see her again when my spirit reaches heaven.