My open letter to Sarge.

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Dear Pookies:

We finally made the impossible decision and I hope you are ok…today is your last day. Our family has seen your valiant fight and we know you are so tired…and hurting. The question always comes down to “quality of life.” Sounds clinical and medical…we simply cannot lay witness to your suffering anymore…you simply will not give up…it’s your nature…it’s what makes you Sarge…it’s your heart…and soul…and loyalty to your family.  We have been wanting you to rally one last time…you have done it so many times before…it’s what brought you back to us twice before…but it is not to be. Now we want you to give in…and let us do what is right.  It is time to let go…and we will let go…but the bond will not be broken.

So it is with a heavy heart and great love that we take your life. We hope that you see how committed we were to you…just as you were to us…and in your final moments when this world drifts away from you…and your pain is gone…and your body is no longer broken…take with you always our love for you.

I’m sorry for losing patience at times when I couldn’t understand what you were going through. I’m sorry for not “always” letting you go on a boat ride. I’m sorry for not sharing more of my food with you when you begged. I’m sorry for sometimes getting mad when you ran outside and sat by the car as soon as you saw the lake bag because you knew it was lake day, even though I wasn’t quite ready and had lots yet to do, yet I couldn’t get you to come back into the house.

I will always remember your beautiful soft brown eyes…and how your entire butt wriggled when you wagged your tail.  How you hated it when anybody raised their voice because of your gentle nature…and when your head dropped down and you gave us that look it would make us feel guilty for days.

I remember when you wore a bow tie at a wedding on the sandbar. But what I will remember most of all…is how much you loved that sandbar at Lake James…and how in the beginning so many boaters were afraid of you because you were a Pit Bull…and how after spending an afternoon they were in love with you…and you became the most popular dog out there.

Thank you for being “the best damn dog ever.”

We love you forever…till we meet again.

Corey, Elena, Mom, Dad

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8 Responses

  1. Sweet rest Sarge….Love and Prayers sent to you all today…

  2. Sarge will be missed. I know he is/was deeply loved. RIP

  3. So terribly sorry to hear about losing Sarge. May he rest in peace, as well as you and your family. 24 Paws Crossed for you.

  4. “I close both locks below the window.
    I close both blinds and turn away.
    Sometimes solutions aren’t so simple.
    Sometimes goodbye’s the only way.

    And the sun will set for you,
    The sun will set for you.
    And the shadow of the day,
    Will embrace the world in grey,
    And the sun will set for you.

    In cards and flowers on your window,
    Your friends all plead for you to stay.
    Sometimes beginnings aren’t so simple.
    Sometimes goodbye’s the only way.

    And the sun will set for you,
    The sun will set for you.
    And the shadow of the day,
    Will embrace the world in grey,
    And the sun will set for you.

    And the shadow of the day,
    Will embrace the world in grey,
    And the sun will set for you.

    And the shadow of the day,
    Will embrace the world in grey,
    And the sun will set for you.”

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