A time to be born. . . A time to die

Nanagahma

New Brighton, United States

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The following Bible verse from Ecclesiates 3:1-2a came to mind as I rejoiced in the birth of grandbaby #5, but then had to witness the death of our faithful dog, Daisy, 3 days later. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A tiime to be born, and a time to die;”

It’s been a rollercoaster of a week for me! On Tuesday we welcomed our newest grandson into the world. His name is Matthew John. Then on Thursday, while at my daughter’s, I learned that our dog Daisy had stopped eating and drinking. She’s been battling Cushing’s disease and it sounded like the battle was nearing the end. So I drove 1 1/2 hours home so I could be with her. . .I certainly didn’t want her to think I had abandoned her during a time when she needed me the most!
I got her to drink 3 cups of water by syringe. We took her to the Vet. Tried some meds and a quick subcutaneous IV for hydration, antibiotics etc. We were told if we saw no improvement by the morning that euthanasia would be recommended. She was breathing so heavily so much of the time. Could barely walk straight, and it was such an effort to walk even 5 feet without her being completely exhausted. So the next day we had to put her to sleep. Here is a poem I wrote in her memory.

“Goodbye” my furry friend

Today I lost my “shadow”,
the furry, four-legged kind.
She was my constant companion
For 10 years.
She had her funny little quirks,
But that’s what made her so much
More endearing!
The memories are endless, they
Always bring a smile.
And hopefully we’ll be reunited someday
In that place up in the sky.
She fought her disease so
Valiantly. Never a whimper
Did I hear.
Oh Daisy, my heart aches
For you, I miss you so much
You see.
I miss your big eyes.
Your smile when you panted.
Your wagging tail as you
Greeted me at the door whenever
I returned. Keeping me company
As I watched movies, or was on
The computer.
You’ll never know how hard it
Was to have to say “good-bye”,
But seeing you suffer needlessly
Was too hard to bear.
I’ll never forget you sweet girl.
“Good-bye” my furry friend.

This photo was featured in the group, “Reaching Out, A Christian Mission” on 8-8-10.

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