Listening to: Please Remember Me By Tim McGraw
Most of us have them. Others may not. But for those of us who do have animals, we love them more than anything. they become our best friend, and we can talk to them and tell them things we can't tell anybody else and we begin to build an unbreakable bond. A bond that makes us love them and want to do anything for them and want them to be with us forever. Some people don't understand the bond an owner has with their animal. The bond and love they share can't be broken, replaced or forgotten. So when your animal is 13 or 14 years old its incredibly hard knowing that soon your gonna have to say goodbye. It's also hard when you have to put them down and there isn't a single thing you can do to stop it. And people keep saying "It's what's best for them" or "They aren't in anymore pain". But it's even harder when you can't be there when the vet puts them down; because you have been with them since the beginning so the least you wanna do is be there when they take their last breath. The expirence on this day, Septemeber 14 has been the hardest thing I have ever gone through. It is the one year anniversary of the day my family and I had to put down our beloved dog Toby. He was the best dog any person could have asked for. We had him since he was a puppy so when a dog is in your life for 14 yearsyou can't say goodbye. It is impossible. Because you can't replace him and all the memories you have of him. So when I saw him unablr to get up, eat, breathe, and have tumors on his chest because of cancer, the memories I have of him is what got me through it, even if I cried like a baby for weeks. And after we put him down it didn't get easier, because of my cat Bischoph. She was our first animal ever. She was just a kitten and so adorable. So when I saw her slowly fading and dying everday it is impossible to bear, and I couldn't hadle losing another animal I have had for 14 years. At least with her we didn't kill her. She died April 21, 2013 on my mom's chest in her arms. And when I saw her body just laying there on the floor I lost it. I kept wanting to think she was just sleeping and would wake up any moment. It just brought back all those memories of Toby and felt like I lost him all over again. However, it made me feel better when I thought of Toby and Bischoph being together, wherever it is animals go, because they were best friends. This is why I don't like seeing animals abused and neglected so if you have an animal you love as mnuch as I love Toby and Bischoph, continue loving them and making memories with them because you never know when you won't have them anymore.