Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Farewell Sweet Annie

Our Annie got hit by a car today. She suffered several internal injuries and we had little choice but to send her on her way to heaven. We loved our dog. She had the sweetest temperment. Annie could often be found cuddling up with our herd of cats, chasing cars, playing fetch and waiting at the back door for us to toss her our leftovers. She was a favorite of our neighbors and the garbageman. Even the mailman was known to throw her a treat every once in awhile.
When I noticed Annie was injured, I brought her in the house and the first thing she did was curl up on the floor next to Brinna. The only way Annie would sit is if Adelae was next to her. I've heard of animals snapping at people when they are injured. Not our Annie. She just wanted her favorite girls next to her. I think she was telling us all goodbye in her own special way.
Ben rushed Annie to the animal hospital, but there was nothing that could reasonably be done. He held her as she passed. Ben said that she was a good girl right up until the end. As she passed, he told how much we all loved her. Ben said he could tell that she understood and he felt that she was ready to go. Annie was the best dog. I don't think we'll ever find another that will be as sweet as her. We love you Annie and you will always have a special place in our hearts.

Time To Go
The time has come I think you know
the Lord is calling so I must go
I love you so much; I wish it wasn't so
I wish I could stay; I don't want to go
You're the best family a dog ever had
so kind and gentle, never mean or mad
I'll never forget the day that we met
I was so lucky to become your pet
You opened your door a...nd showed me your heart
I'll never forget you; we'll never part
You loved me and cared for me over the years
you taught me everything and took away my fears
The Lord is calling now I must go
but before I go I want you to know
I know it hurts to lose a friend
but I'll be with you even at the end.


Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh my goodness!! I am just so so sorry. I wish I could say something that would make it better.

Lisa said...

I am sitting here at work and tears are falling as I write this. I am so sorry you lost your dog, as I know she was so much more than a dog. You have my love and support!

Ashley T said...

That dog was the sweetest dog! I only met her once but she was nice to us from the beginning. I'm so sorry Shaun! ((((HUGS)))))

Shaun said...

Thank you all for your kind words. They really do mean a lot.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I really love the picture of her in the leaves.

Foursons said...

I'm so sorry! You all must be devestated.