I had to put my friend and companion of 14 years to sleep yesterday. Dukie (taking a walk in the park) was an amazing Black Lab, blind for the last 12 years. Two months ago I also had to put my Benny, a 7 year old Black Lab to sleep. I have a friend who sent this lovely poem to me.
A Poem from Dukie
I closed my eyes and it all went dark
I couldn’t move and I couldn’t bark
And just when I thought that I was no place
All my old friends started licking my face
All my old friends that had left before
Greeted me at an open door
When I walked through I saw a beautiful place
Sunshine and forests and plenty of space
Meadows and rivers to my heart’s content
This is the place all my friends had went
But the on sad thing about all this bliss
Is that we miss our dear friends, Ruth and Chris
Goodbye for now………..
To my friends and readers: Just to let you know that today I put my Dukie To Sleep. He went very calm into his night. I remained with him the whole time. After 14 years, It is difficult to say goodbye. Dukie was also Chris’ buddy throughout the years. Chris is my hubby, who has advanced MS. Dukie was our faithful friend.