Tuesday 21 June 2011

The Longest and Saddest Day

There is only one problem with having a fur-baby; they just dont live long enough.

At 8am this day, I said night night sleep tight to my Sparky boy. He had been such a brave soldier battling kidney failure for the past 6 months. He had outlived the vets estimations and I know why, he loved us and he wanted to be with us. He especially loved his Radish.

But last night he had a massive stroke which took all his left side. Hubster is in Belgium, I am so glad he didnt have to see his boy like that. I stayed up all night with him and drank two glasses of red wine, I dont even like red wine!

Our big fella

Sparky's favourite position taken Christmas 2009

The vet came and just as if he knew, Sparky assumed his favourite position, on his back with his paws in the air. "Hold on,  I am going to get myself nice and comfy" was his message. Somehow, he found the strength to do it, because he was ready, I wasn't, I never will be.

Radish also knew. He gave him a goodbye sniff.

Night, night our sweet, strong, loving boy. Mummy, Daddy and Radders will love you always.

Reunited with your Lucy girl at the Rainbow Bridge

Our beautiful Lou-Lou

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade

I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, an on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night
"Twas the glow of many candles, shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
We are still connected by a cord no one can see
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart


  1. I've followed you here from Miss P.'s blog. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

    I don't know you or your dog, but as a dog lover and owner my heart is full of love and sympathy for you and the pain you must be experiencing

    I can only repeat I'm so sorry.

    xo jane

  2. Lovely pictures to remember sparky and Lucy by. Beautiful poem too which instantly makes you realize that he is now free from all his pain and not alone either.