This is one post I'm sad to write.
At 11.00 A.M today our dear girl was put to sleep . She had been ill for so long , and fought so bravely . I have never known a Dog with so much willpower and spirit . However it all became too much and last night was so bad in the end I had to make a choice . I wish she could have died here at home , but it wasn't to be . I feel really bad about it .
She was a beautiful Border Collie aged 14 years , and had so many adventures , was so clever and full of life . So many people loved her . It is so hard to write this . Anyway .
This song sums up her life:
Ah caught you smiling at me, That's the way it should be,
Like a leaf is to a tree, so fine.
Ah all the good times we had, I sang love songs so glad
Always smiling, never sad, so fine.
As we walk down the country lanes, I'll be singing a song,
Hear me calling your name.
Hear the wind within the trees, Telling Mother Nature 'bout you and me.
Well if the sun shines so bright, Or on our way it's darkest night
The road we choose is always right, so fine.
Ah can your love be so strong When so many loves go wrong
Will our love go on and on...
My, my la de la come on now it ain't too far,
Tell your friends all around the world,
Ain't no companion like a blue eyed merle.
Come on now well let me tell you,
What you're missing, missing, 'round them brick walls.
So of one thing I am sure, It's a friendship so pure,
Angels singing all around my door, so fine.
Yeah, ain't but one thing to do Spend my natural life with you,
You're the finest dog I knew, so fine.
When you're old and your eyes are dim, There ain't no old Shep gonna happen again,
We'll still go walking down country lanes, I'll sing the same old songs,
Hear me call your name.
'Tis far to Avalon , but though we go our different ways, i'll see you there anon'
Roy HarperMake Tea Not War