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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rest in Peace, Charlie.

Rest In Peace, Charlie.

This past Monday night, I lost my best friend. His name was Charlie & he was our dog. I am heartbroken & lost. I still feel guilty as hell. I'd like to share a few pictures & a poem that I found weeks before he passed that helped me cope & can always make me get out a good cry.

      The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Unknown

Thank you for all the kind words, too. 


  1. So sorry to hear about Charlie. May your memories and photos keep him alive in your heart.

  2. So sorry to hear. That poem has me fighting the tears.

  3. Don't feel guilty, I'm pretty sure you've done everything you could. It was meant to be. RIP Charlie and a big hug for you!

  4. I am sorry for your loss. He was lucky to have such a caring owner and best friend.

  5. Our pets are a part of our family as much as people are. I just know that you gave Charlie the happiest life and that he did the exact same thing for you.

    He was a beauty!


  6. Aww so super sorry to hear, Charlie looks like the sweetest dog - I'm sure you both were treasures in each others lives :)

  7. So sorry about Charlie. What a great poem - brought a some tears to my eyes.

  8. Charlie was so adorable. Our furry companions are our best friends and family. He was as lucky to have you, as you him. Your poem brought tears. So true and heartfelt, and brought back memories to me. Sending sympathy and hugs.

  9. I'm sending you a big hug! I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. The poem is beautiful and something to remember for all of us...they need us to let them go when the time comes and let them RIP!

  10. So sorry you lost Charlie. The poem is so very fitting. I hope you can remember the good times and his love of vintage. I remember picture of his laying on vintage sheets and comforters. He was a soul mate.

  11. So sorry to hear about your loss.

  12. Charlie will forever be a part of you. You have my deepest sympathies on your loss. The poem says it all.

  13. I am so sorry, the more we love the harder it is when they are gone. What a great pup.

  14. sorry to hear about Charlie... We had a dog named Charlie when we were kids.

  15. I'm so sorry to read this tonight. I know this kind of so many of us do. Remember though, dogs don't have a concept of time. They live in the moment. And his moments were full of love and care from you! So no guilt!
    Hugs- Erica

  16. I'm so sorry - we lost our black lab last year and we still miss her. They do steal a piece of your heart.

  17. Pets passing is the worst. Their love is pure---they don't come with the baggage that people often do. You gave Charlie a good life and did all you could and you loved him.
    That is all a person can do. Big hug xoxo

  18. I am so sorry to hear you lost your Charlie. May peace be with you.

  19. He was a gorgeous dog. My thoughts are with you. I know the pain of losing a beloved pet. Take care of yourself. Jo

  20. I'm SO sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful, sweet boy!
    They are our family! Big hugs to you!

  21. Charlie looked happy and well cared for and he knew you loved him. He sure wouldn't want you to feel guilty. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Charlie.


  22. This is something that Always makes me cry like right now, and I never met your special friend. i can't stand it when a dog dies I always cry .
    They are just such special being our best friends for sure .
    This is not a quick healing for you so I will be thinking of you and Charlie

  23. The hardest thing to do for a beloved family member. Brings back memories of my little Dee. Unconditional love from a dear friend.

  24. I'm so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a very handsome fellow.