My Furry Friend, Sparky
One week has passed since I had to say good-bye to my beloved furry little friend, Sparky on 11-22-14. He was my confidant who showed unconditional love for me for the past 16 years and 3 months! I will never forget how empty the house felt when I walked into his room after putting him to rest and didn’t see him sleeping in his bed. At that moment, it really hit me that I would never see him again. I was devastated and the tears would not stop flowing.
Letting him go was one of the most difficult decisions in my life. I could no longer bear to watch him suffer in pain and his quality of life diminish. He had kidney problems, dementia and severe arthritis so bad that he was unable to stand for long periods.
I am grateful for the continuing support of family and friends to help me get through this difficult time. We reminisce about the funny things he used to do to make us laugh like running down the hallway to my bedroom and leaping onto my bed. He was the best guard dog ever and would respond to the slightest noise.
It was truly a blessing to be there for him through all of the phases of his life. We created special moments together that will be cherished forever.