God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.
--Reinhold Niebuhr
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But, if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
---Muhammad Ali

"We are driven to create at this deep wordless level of the soul because we are all fashioned in the image of a God who is an Artist." - Michael Card, Scribbling in the Sand.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

So sad, today I did what may have been one of the hardest things I've ever done. I had to take my loving, caring wonderful Jake and have him put to sleep. I stayed with him till he was gone. He was 16 years old and was the most wonderful dog. I miss him so bad he was so much a part of my every day life.

I just have to remember that it was his time. He could no longer get his hind legs under him.

I'm going to leave you with this wonderful poem that can say better then I can how important he was to me:


He is my other eyes that can see above
the clouds; my other ears that hear above
the winds. He is the part of me that can
reach out into the sea.

He has told me a thousand times over that
I am his reason for being: by the way he
rests against my leg; by the way he thumps
his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he
shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
(I think it makes him sick with worry when he
is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another man. With him,
I am all-powerful.
He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I know a secret comfort and a
private peace. He has brought me understanding
where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against
my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me...
henever...wherever--in case I need him.
And I expect I will--as I always have.
He is just my dog.

--- Gene Hill ---


Sandra said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Jane. :-( HUGS.

Michelle said...

Jane, I am so sorry about Jake. He was the perfect dog, so gentle and affectionate. He let Madelyn sit on him without complaint. Please know I am thinking about you dear friend.

Lady_MSnow said...

Jane....so sorry to hear about Jake. He was a wonderful dog. I am glad I got to see him when I saw the baby. Also...how is Jerod's fiance doing? Hope her surgery went well. ((((HUGS))))

Andrea said...

Jane I am so sorry about Jake!! Lots of hugs being sent!!

christina said...

again i am sooooo sorry :(

i love that poem and am taking it and will scrap it when i can bring myself to do my pet albums.

donnacr said...

I am sorry to hear about Jake Jane and I understand your loss ...he was your baby and companion .