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Run Free little dog : Jeep 16th July 1999 - 5th May 2011

IF IT SHOULD BE

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years.
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come -- please let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me till the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve -- it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years;
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

--- Anonymous ---











I have had Jeep since she was 8 weeks old and I was 6 months pregnant. She has grown up with my DD. Jeep has always been a well behaved, slightly odd and adorable dog.

Jeep had had a brain tumour diagnosed back in October which had been kept in check with daily steroids, but she had a sudden turn for the worse yesterday, with confusion, pacing and twitching, and some incontinence. We didn't want to keep her here 'just for us' and it was hard to see her so upset. She had a huge tea (!) and at the vets she was still hungry enough to munch on fish snacks, in fact she was so busy snacking she didn't notice the injection, and died with a mouthful, the perfect way to go for a Border Terrier.

8 comments:

  1. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing, incredibly emotional time.

    CJ xx

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  2. Oh so sad - it so painful to lose our loving companions. Beautifully expressed

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  3. ((HUG)) Seeing the photo's I recongnise Jeep now! I'm so sorry love. <3

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  4. Aww you must be so sad. It is is really hard to make those decisions that are in the best interest of the animal. Very brave of you to do it. He looked like a lovely dog and I love it that he had a mouthful when he had the injection

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  5. Oh I'm so sorry, it's so hard to lose a pet who's a member of the family. Adorable photos of your little dog to remember him by x

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  6. Oh honey I'm so sorry. I've lost 4 boxers over the past 13 years and it never gets easier. My sweet baby girl Brandy died in my arms in March and just about put me over the edge. Hugs to you.

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  7. Oh poor love. I have lost dogs and cats to old age and other sad happenings and the pain is unbearable. I'm so sorry he's no longer with you. Wishing you happy memories. xxxx

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