1- NEVER STAY ANGRY
Like any relationship in life, we sometimes got angry at her. She might have peed on a carpet we got all the way from Morocco, she loved leaving food all around her plate and as a pup she ate, not 1 but 3 of Paul’s cellphones. Still you come back from work and there she was, tapping her little paws around you, happy you are back.
2- YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE
My dog has been call fat so many times! do you think she cared? she walked proud and enjoy life not giving a crap
As she grew older, she needed more help than usual. She gave me patience I didn’t think I have. She remained me we are all going to grow old. And having someone to help and care for you creates a new different kind of bond.
4- DONT FEEL PITTY, JUST KEEP TRYING
The last 2 year she went blind, she would ran into walls and Paul and I would be heartbroken. However one day I told Paul “You know what? She doesn’t feel pity for herself, she just turn around and figures it out, why would we? Made me think how animals are way less dramatic that we are. They adapt, and just keep going.
5- UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
The last 3 days were bad, yesterday we had an appointment at 2 pm with the vet. We knew what was going to happen, we were not looking forward meeting our vet (even though he is great) part of us hoped Guinnie girl would go before then, we hated the idea of injecting her with something and let her go surrounded by vet’s tools in a place that wasn’t home
I worked all morning in the computer and Guinness slept next to me. Listening to music, lower than usual, because I wanted to hear her breathing, and make sure she was ok.
Paul left work at 12 so we could both be at the vet. 12:15 he was home. We were next to her, just chatting. 12:40 she coughed 3 times gasping for air and died in our arms. I know she waited for Paul to be home, I know she wanted to go right there and then. Not because it was better for her. But because it was better for us.