Tomorrow I say good bye to Trusty

by Joe Owens
(San Antonio Tx USA)

Mini Schnauzer Trusty

Mini Schnauzer Trusty

Tomorrow I say goodbye to my most loyalist of friends Trusty. He has been here with me for 13 years and would have been 16 years old in a few months. He was the sweetest little old man I've ever known. He slept on the bed next to me for years until his bladder weakness made it impossible for him to remain there.

He thought he was a human not a pet. A loyal friend that always wanted to be next to me at all times. He was early to bed and if I were not ready then he would give me the puppy eyes. Friends said I need to put him down but I dont think he was ready nor I. Now after the making through the blindness, deafness, and weak bladder now comes the the horrible seizures. I feel horrible that I have to choose if you remain or go. I'm not sure I have that right but I dont want to see you have seizures again and to see you struggle to walk. I dont want you to suffer despite that I feel so guilty about what I have to do in the morning.

You have always been the joy of coming home and the reason to exercise and walk. You were the alpha pet of all the ones that I have had my entire life. You always seemed to be smiling and thats what I want to remember.

You liked rough housing on the bed when I would come in after work. You loved Puffy the sheep so much there were four puffys then one that was a blue puffy. You loved the females and was the observer of my mowing the grass from the storm door. You were the protector of the baby when it cried and also the equalizer when the cats would fight.

I miss you already. I know You will be with Lon in Heaven and he'll take care of you till my time comes or maybe you take care of him until i arrive. I love you Trusty my dog my friend.

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Jan 27, 2013
Thanks for all the support for my little Trusty
by: Joe Owens

Ive read all the comments here that friends and strangers alike have left in honor of my little man. Thanks to all of you for the day that he had to put down was very hard as well as the days sense that time. I appreciate all the advice and compassion. He was always a little love monkey and so sweet. Im attaching photos here of healthier times that we shared. My heart still aches but after reviewing all my pictures over his life i feel a comfort in knowing that he lived a good long 15+ years. He enjoyed many good times and he brougth me a lot of comfort. Im glad his life touched mine and i have grown from him being in my life. I miss you Trusty.

Jan 24, 2013
RIP Trusty
by: Anonymous

RIP Trusty, remember, they leave pawprints on your heart so you can find them when the time

Jan 23, 2013
by: Anonymous

you did the right thing for trusty....he knew it,believe it......

R.I.P. casper,my good boy

Jan 23, 2013
saying goodbye
by: Emily

You have had to make a hard,hard choice but in the end you are doing a kindness to end the suffering for trusty,i had to make it for my Muffin,she was 15 and had alot of the same problems as Trusty's.I second guessed myself and still do.Remember that you will see your Trusty again at the Bridge.My heart goes out to you and bless you for the wonderful life you 2 had together.hugs Muffinsmom15

Jan 23, 2013
by: Anonymous


Jan 23, 2013
by: Denise

I am sorry for your loss. I fell in love with that little guy the first time I met him. I know he will always be in your heart. He is up there in doggy heaven playing and waiting for your return to him one day. Now you can focus and give all that love you have to Bosco, he needs it. Will always be there for you my friend. Love you!!!!!!

Jan 23, 2013
"Trusty"...A Joe's best friend
by: Jodie Wilson

I'm again so sorry Joe. Loosing a four legged friend is one of the hardest things us two legged people can go through. I'm so glad I was there for you that day on the phone. Trusty had a wonderful life and I'd like to believe that he knew that. Is also like to think that Trusty is running in God's big pasture with many a bone to eat and many a squirrel to chase. May you have good memoirs always of your best friend.
Love Jodie

Jan 23, 2013
With Love
by: Cheree'

"The best friend man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son, or daughter, that he has reared with loving care, may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and good name may become traitors to their faith. The money a man has he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our head.
The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground when the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only to be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.
When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wing, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.
If fortune drives his master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when that last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there, by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, even in death."

(Senator George Graham Vest, speaking to a jury about his dog, Old Drum, shot in 1869)

"Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation." - Kabil Gibran

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Trusty will always be in our hearts and minds. The greatest testament of your love for him is not being able to watch him suffer any longer. I wish I could send you a hug. We are with you in spirit even if we can’t physically be there to help you during this time.

Jan 23, 2013
Sweet Trusty
by: Jill


I'm so sorry to hear about Trusty! I know how much you loved him! Please call me soon. I love & miss you!


Jan 23, 2013
They are human!
by: Owen


So sorry you are going through this. I know my dog is, not like a friend, he is my friend. I also feel your pain and can appreciate the sadness I read in your words. Keep your spirits up, the memories of your buddy will remain.

Jan 23, 2013
by: Miguel


I know how much you loved Trusty and I also had the time to play with him a little. I wish to spend more time with him but as you know when I met him he was already on his last months. I share your pain and your sad experience gives me time to think about my little Tom and how much I will miss him when is time for him to go too. Well, maybe I leave this world before him but I will assure you that he will be loved the same way you loved your Trusty. Just thinks as him going to Dog's heaven and that at certain point you will see him again. I send you a big hug!

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