My heart is so sad. I will have to lay to rest my 14 year old lab. She thinks she is the mother of my 2 Corgis and they are upset to. I wrote a poem for her below.

To: My Mommy

From: Sugar

My special gift to god

Thank you for taking me in and adopting me with so much love and oh.. so much fun we had.

Remember that time I ate a hole in Daddy’s golf cart seat and you told Daddy it was probably the rats.  Or the time, the water pipes got pushed over when Juice and I were playing and you told Daddy it must have been the wind.

Remember that time the rattle snake attacked me, and somehow you managed to lift my 90 lb body up, carry me to the car and to the Vet all by yourself.  I was so grateful for you.

 Remember that time I had 8 pups and you were so excited.  I was really proud of them and would not let anyone near them but you at first.  As they got a little older, you and Daddy taught them how to swim to the steps of the pool in case they fell in and I of course had to help. 

Remember the times you would take me for a ride in your convertible.  I always enjoyed that.  Or the time you ran over a turkey and I retrieved it from your front bumper and I had to run off with it.

Remember that time Juice and I were out chasing turkeys, raccoons, and I even brought the trophies home to you and Daddy to share.   But you only had to bath the skunk smell off us once and pull the quills from the cute little porcupine I found once or twice.

Remember when grand dad Jim thought we were playing with a very big dog, but he did not know it was really just a donkey.

Remember when guests were scared to enter our premises, afraid I would bite them.  I really would not hurt anyone; I just wanted to protect my family.  But I sure did like to scare people!

Remember that time Angela was getting on to the girls and I did not like that.  Or when Brandy got on to her boys.  I did not like people getting on to my little friends, I just love children.

Remember the nights I had nightmares of my past abusers tormenting me, and you would lay down with me, gently stroking my black fur and telling me, you are home with Mommy and Daddy, it is ok my little bear.

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played or just hung out together, I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade. I kept seeing a glimpse of what you told me about.  The most beautiful rainbow, with lush green meadows.  With animals of every sort healthy as can be!

Please make sure you wash Labus’ face 2 or 3 times a day, he likes that.  And make sure that you get on to Boudreaux when he barks too much. I will miss them to, but my spirit will be closer than you think.

Tell Daddy, he has to still pick up his shoes and socks, I did teach Labus and Boudreaux how to eat them and hide them like I did.

I will not be far; I promise Mommy, that my spirit will always be close to you. 

Thank you so for loving me.

 You know I love you too.

 That is why it is hard to say good-bye

And end this life with you.

So hold me now just one more time

And let me hear you say

Because you care so much for me,

You’ll let me go today.

I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I am alright.  That this place is truly wonderful Mommy.  Then a bright glow pierced the night.  I knew that it held your love in its brilliant shades of glow. It was the stars.  At night when you see a star know that I am there playing with all my new friends and I will wait for you and I will see you one day.

The time has come for the tears to end for you to be happy and cheerful again.  I am safe in god’s home above cradled in his arms; covered with his love.  He told me I was a special gift to him from a great friend.

You have been crying so much I feel bad I want you to be happy and not sad.   Always remember the great times we had and there will be no reason to ever be sad.

I Love you Mommy and Daddy!


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Comment by Alison Prasavath on November 12, 2011 at 10:03pm

Miracles do happen and it shows God loves our animals as much as we do. I'm so happy for you and your family that you get to spend a bit more time with Sugar. I still love that poem, but now it has a happy ending to it for the moment. Thank you for updating us on this wonderful news.

Comment by Denise Gilbert James on November 12, 2011 at 9:34pm

Status update-- Good News!  

You guys are great!!

 The day I posted this poem, 11-6-11.  Sugar was so weak she could not get up, would not eat. She is in the beginning phase of kidney failure, a tumor in her spleen, arthritis and 14 years old.  When I took her to the vet, she stayed 2 days.  When I got her back, she could walk some, but I just knew the end was very near. I psyched myself up for the fall by writing the poem in advance and made her a movie.  When she got home, she was so sick she could not hold food down.  I will not go into great detail, but she was very sick. I called the Vet on Monday and told him I would make the choice on Wed whether to put her down, I did not want her to suffer.  He said he had kinda figured that. Have you ever hoped your baby would pass on without you having to take them and have them put down? For some reason, I could not being myself to it.  I prayed, and had everyone else praying for her and us.  You must be sitting down when you read the rest.

 But Wed morning she got the spark back in her eye, began moving more, eating, etc. I still had the follow up with the Vet Wed afternoon.  I wanted to surprise him and boy was he surprised. He could not believe his eyes.  He said he had never seen so much love an animal has for his Mommy.  And she is the biggest fighter he has ever seen.  I am still so amazed.  She is semi playing with my Corgis and giving them their baths. They were very very scared when she was sick.  I know her time is still near, but at least I do have a little bit more time to spend with her.  And she is not in as much pain as she was.  I will post her Movie I made on my site if you guys want to look at it. I did not want to get my hopes to high, so I waited a few days to ensure all ok before I updated you guys. Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers and tears shed. I cried as I read each of your post. You are all so kind!   I will keep you updated, but so far, everything has changed to good for a while.   Love the picture!!   May god be with each and everyone one of you and your fur babies!!

Comment by Jane Christensen on November 12, 2011 at 6:18pm

How are you doing????

Comment by Mickey on November 11, 2011 at 2:59pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I just put my Sophie to sleep last week and I know your pain. I, too, wrote a love letter to Sophie - I think it really helped heal the pain. That, plus John's Rainbow picture below. Your tribute to Sugar is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your love.

Comment by Lucy & Ricky (Wendy/Jack ) on November 8, 2011 at 1:56pm
I'm sitting here typing through my tears. What a wonderful poem. I'm sure that Sugar, as in life, is now in very good hands––making mischief with new friends & mothering all of our beloved Corgis.
Comment by Teresa Gilpin on November 7, 2011 at 4:55pm
I am so sorry for your loss.  I loved your poem, it sure set the tears to flowing!  It sounds like she had a really great life and was loved very deeply!!!
Comment by Michelle on November 7, 2011 at 4:52pm
I am so sorry for your loss.  AJ and JR are sending out corgi hugs and kisses.....^,,^
Comment by Alison Prasavath on November 7, 2011 at 3:27pm
I'm sorry for your loss. What a beatiful poem.
Comment by Zigward & Kimberly on November 7, 2011 at 1:54pm

I know it's hard but feel better. Like Sugar said.. She wants you to be happy, not sad.

Comment by John Wolff on November 7, 2011 at 12:21pm

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