Today I had to put my 13 year old dog Winnie to sleep. She was ill and in pain, so because I loved her I did right by her. She is free of pain and up in heaven on top of a fluffy pillow just as she would have been if she were still with us. I adopted her from an animal rescue group but ironically she rescued us. In 2002 I had to put my previous dog to sleep and 3 weeks later my mom passed away. That was a very rough year for all of us. I had just moved into a new home as well and the stress of 3 three events was not pretty. After a year or so my kids were of course on my case to get another dog. I secretly had been looking on http://www.petfinder.com/ for 6 months trying to find a dog that was good with kids, that would also fit into our lives. I found Winnie there and called the organization to find out more about her. She was a perfect fit for us and so I drove with my family to a house where she was being fostered. She was a very timid dog that had obviously been through a stressful time herself. It took time but she slowly came out of her shell and began to trust us. She by any definition was the perfect loving dog. She was a lover and a people pleaser but if she didn't like you, just forget it!
Moral of Winnie's story, give people second chances in life, love, and business. We all deserve a second chance at life, love and happiness!
RIP- Winnie May 19, 2010
I know you are on a fluffy cloud pillow and I miss you already.