RIP Dylan

Friday was a hard day. I woke up, feeling good and prepared to shake this pit I’ve been living in. I spoke to the Universe, talked to it, let it know what I needed and was prepared to live life to the fullest.

Then I discovered Dylan was not doing well. He was 14.5 years old, so I knew the end was coming. Just a few days before I had told myself he would last another year or two. After putting Nikki to sleep this fall, I wasn’t ready for another animal to die.

I pretended nothing was wrong, then called Jim. He came home and we took Dylan to the vet. He had had a stroke so we made the decision to put him to sleep.

He was the best dog. Our first “kid.” He thought he was a person first and a cat second. I don’t think it ever occurred to him that he was a dog. He was gentle and loving. And a great herder of kids–he was part Sheltie.

I’m still looking for him. I come into the house, knowing he’ll be laying on the other side of the door waiting for me. But he isn’t.

We loved you Dylan and we will miss you.

5 thoughts on “RIP Dylan

  1. Susie, so sorry for your loss. I have 2 “kids” of my own, and they are the loves of my life. They bring such unconditional love, trust, and faith, but leave such huge holes in our hearts when they leave. Sending Hugs your way!

  2. I am so sorry. I can truly relate as we also lost our not even 5 year old dog this past December. It is such a hard thing to go with and I still cannot believe my sweet dog is gone. Hugs for you and your family. At least you can feel good knowing Dylan had a great life with you!

  3. So, so sad and unfortunately a sadness I know all too well. I’m so sorry for your loss. Just know that I totally understand the hole you must have in your heart right now.

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