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Thursday, October 25, 2007

My best friend is gone...

My best friend, Bonkers, died yesterday. He was an amazing being. So much love and so much joy packed into a tiny furry little body.

Patty Griffin - RAIN

Sometimes the hurt is so deep, deep, deep
You think that you're going to drown,
Sometimes all I can do is weep, weep, weep
With all this rain fallin' down.

Strange how hard it rains now,
Rows and rows of big dark clouds,
But I'm holdin' on underneath this shroud,
Rain, Rain, Rain...

It's never rained like it has tonight before...

I loved you so much, Bonkers. The way you did a little tap dance in the kitchen when I put your food into the bowl. When we went on our two-hour walks on Saturday mornings, man you were psyched. You loved it!

I will never forget the night you had your teeth pulled. The vet overestimated your strength, and he pulled over a dozen teeth in one day. You were hurting so badly. You slept in my arms and when I woke up in the morning I saw your blood on my sleeves, and I knew your night was miserable. I cried for you. If I could have taken away your pain that night I surely would have. But I am thankful that I had the chance to hold your little warm body close that night.

Yesterday, your pain was horrible, so it was time to let you go. I didn't want to say goodbye, but I could not bear your suffering, so you were released into eternity. I hope that you are free of pain and suffering now.

Bonkers, you taught me to be happy and enjoy life. You celebrated life, and you made me smile and laugh more times than I can count.

The world is very dark today, since you are gone. Thank you for showing me the way of joy and light. You were an amazing being. I love you and always, will.

You are my baby.


Scott-O-Rama said...

Oh my gosh Todd, I am so sorry!!

I got choked up just reading this. I completely understand and empathize with what you must be feeling right now.

I think one God's most cruel jokes is the way a creature that is so pure, so full of love is given such a short time here on earth. Still, and I'm sure you'd probably agree, I'd rather go through this pain of losing a dog than never having my life blessed by one.

My (as are Buckaroo's) heart and thoughts are with you.

Jess said...

I have tears in my eyes. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I hope Bonkers is somewhere wonderful now, pain-free and playing all day. *hug*

james said...

I know that you will miss your best friend as I still miss mine. The pain will ease in time and you will be left with the memories of all the good times. Cherish these memories and you will always have him in your heart.

Troutdale Councilor Canfield said...

from a fellow dog lover, so sorry for your loss. . . .

Germy said...

So sorry to hear about your loss, Toddy. I hope you heal soon. =(