My heart is broken, Madison our beloved family member, best friend, my four legged brother, and my companion passed away. Over the last 14 years, you have taught me how to love and be compassionate to others; I am so grateful you came into our lives.
For the past several weeks I’ve pondered, contemplated and cried to cope with the most difficult decision an owner can make. His spirit was full of life, but physically his body has started to fail. He fought bravely day after day to stay with us as long as he could, but it was time, time for me to let him free – I could no longer bear to watch him suffer any more. He has given me so much and my life is fuller because of him.
As I finished preparing his last meal; the juiciest and fattiest parts of the rib eye, center section of the watermelon and his favorite Haagen-Dazs vanilla bean ice cream, it was time to go see Dr. Jones for the last time.
Deep down, I know he was scared, his little paws started to shake underneath my arms, and I could feel his heart beating faster and faster…. But yet, he managed to comfort me by licking my tears away. Even to the very last minute, he comforted me which really was supposed to be my role for him.
You were the bravest dog and I cannot tell you how much I miss you and love you – now you’re free from cancer, go run wild and re-join your siblings in heaven. Make sure you brag about the life you had in Chicago! One day, My-Linh and I will join you and we will once again continue our adventures. Until then, stay away from skunks and the deep end of the pool.