THE LAST BATTLE If it should be that I grow frail and weak, and pain should keep me from my sleep, Then will you do what must be done, ‘For this ~ the last battle ~ can’t be won. You will be sad, I understand, But don’t let my grief, stay your hand, For on this day, more than the rest, Your love and friendship must stand the test. We have had so many happy years, You wouldn’t want me to suffer so, When the time comes, please let me go. Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend. Only, stay with me till the end. And hold me close and speak to me, until my eyes no longer see. I know in time, you will agree, It is a kindness you do for me. Although my tail, it’s last has waved, From pain and suffering, I have been saved. Don’t grieve that it must be you, who has to decide this thing to do. We’ve been so close, we two for all these years, Don’t let your heart, hold any tears. ~ Unknown.
We are relieved that Roxy is back at home. Her sister Zoonie has a big smile on her face, wagging her tail happily, for the first time this week. I swear she knows that her sister is back here with us.
Our little gypsy princess is now sleeping peacefully, in our library, which was her favourite place.
#Euthanasia: Is the hardest decision you’ll ever have to make, but because something is hard, it doesn’t mean it’s not right. In fact, some of the most meaningful things we do in life are difficult — raising children, honouring our responsibilities, and most importantly, being with loved ones during their last moments.
Thank you Passing Paws Pet Crematorium and Dr Andrea, at Vet Visits for taking good care of our dear little girl Roxy Healing.
‘The happy memories of her life shared, are what endure’
And so this is our story about the process we went through, with the healing and grieving that led us to peace.