Friday, May 08, 2009

I'll Remember

- a tiny ball of fur no taller than a step and weighing only 3 pounds
- a protective older brother jumping on the bed to guard baby Peyton from visitors
- a wrestling partner for Larry, who snarled and barked while wagging his tail
- tumbleweeds of fur rolling across my living room floor
- our little lion with his hair waving in the breeze as he sat outside on a windy day
- a crazy barker who answered the door when the kids thought it would be funny to ring the doorbell again and again
- a limper who still came when we said treat like it was the best thing on earth
- a deep and peaceful sleep in my arms when he was ready to go.

I love you Zeus.


Sylvia said...

I am so sorry about Zeus. During our married life we have had to put 3 dogs to sleep at the end of their lives (the last one was way too soon at only 5 years old). It is soooo hard. Take comfort in knowing you eased his pain and when and if the time comes, you will have another furry companion. Pets give us so much pleasure and are so hard to give up. How are the children taking this?

carrie said...

I am so sorry. I know that you did what was right!

Anonymous said...

You are the sweetest one. I tried so hard not to cry over Zeus, but this broke my heart for you. I understand. Love you, Mom

Chelle said...

"We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan
— Irving Townsend

Sleep well, Zeus