Chloe was our beloved princess, and we cherished the 14 years she gave us. She was protective of her family, but also the most patient and lovable pup. Chloe loved food, and could sniff it out a mile away. She was so precious, and loved by our family so much. I hope she knows we had to do this for her because we could not watch her suffer any longer. We love her so much, and our hearts will never be the same without her.
Perhaps the only silver lining we have,
Is that at least I knew it was coming.
At least I had a chance to say goodbye
To scratch your ears and listen to your chest humming.
A small consolation, I know,
To a loss so devastating and unfair,
But the fact that I told you I loved you once more –
I will admit I find some comfort there.
I find some comfort in thinking you understood me
When I looked in your eyes that last time.
I find comfort in thinking that you found comfort too
In the moments before you crossed over the line.
I never knew, I will admit,
How much you understood of what I said,
How much all my words of love and affection
Crept through your fur to your head.
I have to believe you knew enough to know
How truly and deeply I loved you
How badly I will miss you now that you are gone,
And how hard it was for me to let you go, too.