Monday, July 7, 2008

So very, very sad

Tonight, on my birthday, we had to put our beloved Methos down. He had a good life, but unfortunately tonight was his time.
He was the best dog a girl could want. We adopted him Easter weekend 2002 from Save A Pet, a local no kill shelter. We had gone the weekend before to donate my Akita, Barqy's food left over from when he passed, just a few short weeks before. I felt then that my heart would never heal from his loss. He was a once in a life time companion. We went to the back room just to "see" the dogs in the shelter. About 5 kennels down, Methos and I locked eyes and we both knew he was meant to help heal my heart, and I his.

I pestered the hubby all week and made him drive to the shelter to be there when they opened that weekend. The workers brought him out to us, I held out my hand for him to smell, and he went right past it and planted what DiscoJen calls his "besito" on my nose. It was a dainty, sweet kiss and I melted. The hubby kept saying "we aren't getting a dog today" but he knew as well as I did that we weren't leaving without him. We walked him out front to "see how he walked on a leash", like that really mattered! Not! Methos headed straight for the hubby's car. He knew it was our car and he would be going home with us.



He was a sweet, charismatic and intuitive dog. He comforted me when I was sad, celebrated with me when I was happy and just was there for me always. He could work a room like no other, and people flocked to him. I joked that we should have named him Don Juan.
I could go on about what a fabulous personality he had, but it won't bring him back to me. His health had been declining for about a year now and it broke my heart to see.

Words can not describe how sad I am that he isn't with us any longer. My blue-eyed boy won't smile or woo at me any longer. Rest in peace my darling, sweet boy.



9 comments:

Anne Langridge said...

Vicki and Dave
I have tears in my eyes - so sorry - Daniel will be distraught when he finds out. Your words are very moving and he was lucky to have you both. May he rest in peace.
xxxx

Sophola-fi-fi said...

Farewell Don Juan. I'll miss you!

Keli said...

Oh Vicki, so sorry. :(

ohhollyf said...

He sure was pretty, sorry for your pain.

Jennie said...

*Hugs*

GLORIA CASSENS said...

VICKI, SEEING METHOS' PICS AND READING YOUR WORDS HAS MADE MY HEART ACHE EVEN MORE. IF HE WAS IN PAIN, I'M SURE THAT PAINED YOU AND DAVE. IT'S STILL HARD TO RELEASE HIM. I'M ALSO SO VERY, VERY SAD. LOVE, GLORIA

Eileen Brusek-Kaczmarek said...

Vicki,
I so sorry for your loss. We know how hard it is to loose such a wonderful animal.
Eileen

Paige said...

Vicki, so sorry for your loss. I came across this sweet little poem...

There's nothing like a huskyslove to get you through your day.
To help you through the lonely times and make your heart be gay. There's nothing like a huskyslove to soothe you and protect, to look into those beautiful eyes and see the pure love they project. So when those eyes no longer shine, how my heart will ache and pine. Then, maybe crack a little smile knowing that you once were mine. ©Lynne ~2002

Beth Ann said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He has forever touched your heart and I am sure your heart will never be the same - It shows that you know how to care and love deeply. I pray that that his memories will be the medicine that your heart will need to heal.