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Losing a pet - a terrible fear
Losing a pet - have you feared
Those of you who have pets would know what it is to lose a pet, I feared that this was going to be an elegy for a beautiful dog. Thank God it is not! This is a moment of thanks giving and joy for I can treasure my pet and enjoy her as long as we are together. I brought Choco when she was 15 days old, she did not know how to drink milk from a saucer. I fed her day and night with a dropper, being a dog of the small breed, a Pomeranian, she would fit into the palm of my hand snugly. She would cry and whimper at night and often times I had to take her to bed with me. She has become all that we ever wanted in a pet. I have had 15 dogs including her, different breeds of course, but none have had her temperament, she is so lovable, obedient and understanding.
My son had taken our pet Choco, out to play and he came back screaming , "Mama, something is wrong with Choco". His voice was breaking in panic and as he set her down, her legs curled under her and she fell on to her side. I feared I had lost my pet, my little girl. I could not cry, I stroked her and spoke to her in that voice I often use to communicate with her, she looked up at me, I saw death in her eyes. It was a long weekend and there was not a doctor on call. I was losing hope, I remembered the power of words, I said a prayer and spoke to her. I told her she could not leave me, and I loved her. She seemed to understand, she tried to stand up and walked with a little encouragement from an anxious family. I have been watching over her day and night, I have hardly slept. It is a miracle to see her walking, jumping and behaving as though nothing happened. I am still shaking at the thought of losing my pet. She is full of life and joy that she leaves me wondering if am I a coward. No, I am not, the miracle of life is something I will treasure! I will never forget to be grateful for all that I have, everyday! Another fresh reminder... to love life, to treasure all you have and to be grateful!
All is well that ends well..she has been declared fit and fine!! Praise God!