My Beautiful Banjo
by Jacqueline Blanks
(Thornlands, Brisbane, Australia)
I can't believe you're gone. I look for you in every corner and have to face the truth that you're really gone. Banjo, today was the hardest day of my life. You went downhill so fast. I thought I could hold onto you forever. You were the best friend I ever had. Our bond was so strong. You were a one man dog and I am forever grateful that you chose me to be that "one".
You've taken a part of my heart with you. I see your face in my mind every time I close my eyes. I know you're waiting for me with your brother who we lost nearly 2 years ago. The pain never goes. Say hello to Nelson and tell him that I can't wait to see you both again one day. For now, enjoy your pain free existence and run and play like you did when you were young.
I'll miss our walks and cuddles; your furry little face. When I was able to hold you in my arms, you made everything seem okay. My arms are heavy now without your weight.
I'm so sorry I had to end your life for you - I just couldn't bare to see you in so much pain anymore. You put up a good fight over the last 6 months and you gave me joy right up until your last breath. I love you so much and my heart is aching and breaking in two. You'll be forever loved, my beautiful Banjo. You were my world. We nearly made it to 13 years together. RIP Banjo 18.4.01 to 10.04.14.