In little Sweetie's life I have two memorable dates and times that come to mind. Of course there are many others but one was the day Sweetie was adopted from the SPCA by NBR on September 12, 2001 (the day after the horrific tragedy of September 11). She was truly the only bright light in my life for weeks, after this cowardless act, and Sweetie made the following days worthwhile.
For the five short years that she lived at my house (and with my other three dogs) she became my favorite. She epitomized her name. Sweetie had such a sweet disposition with everyone. Kids could hug her and smoother her to death and there was never a growl. She became my little ambassador for our Nittany Beagle Rescue and went to every function with me. She also was liked by so many people in my neighborhood. You couldn't help but notice her. I would be walking the other dogs (out in front of me of course) and Sweet would be lagging behind at her own pace with her leash trailing behind her. Sweet would actually stop and smell the flowers on our walks. She walked to her own beat. The little kids in the neighborhood would always ask to walk her. The kids knew she wouldn't pull.
The other date and time was in December of 2005 when Sweetie had been so bad with her doggie Alzheimer/dementia plus Cushing disease that I thought it was time to say "Good Bye." I just knew her time was up. I had made an appointment at the Animal Hospital to say good-bye and as I was crying and prayed that she would not have to be put to sleep over the "holidays"ï¿½well my prayers were answered and Sweetie took a turn for the better and started recognizing people again and getting up to greet you at the door (which she hadn't done for a long, long time). She was perky, alert, walked better then ever and just became a part of the pack again. I was blown away and so very grateful.
Then 3 months later there was no turning back for her. Her diseases finally took their toll on her and she decided to let me know that it was time. I was with her on that day and I thanked her for giving me just a little more time to say good-bye to my best friend.
Losing a beloved pet is so very hard on all of us. They have given us so much love through the years when they were with us here on earth and now we live with their wonderful memories.
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