Tomorrow I say good bye to Trusty
by Joe Owens
(San Antonio Tx USA)
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.