My Dear Beloved, Laila
Short Short SHORT Poem ?
Dogs are lurking in the dark
Dogs are there
Dogs are here
Dogs are everywhere
I miss my dog oh so very much. My dog Laila, was 11 years old, when she passed away February 24th of this year. She had been my dog since I was 10 years old. I can never forget the day that she passed away. She went to the basement a couple of days before and refused to leave. She looked at me with those big brown eyes and tear stains down her face. She was in so much pain and at that point there was nothing else that we could do. She went from limping and barely eating to passing away within a matter of a couple of weeks. My sister and my dad think that the reason why she passed so suddenly was probably due to cancer. No matter what the reason was I'm glad that she is no longer suffering and that she is in heaven with my mom now. She was my best friend and she knew all of my secrets. She always comforted me when I was sad or feeling depressed and she always made me laugh when she tried to get away with something sneaky. I will love and miss my dog Laila with all of my heart.
This picture to the right is not a picture of my dog Laila. I just wanted to post a picture of a cute and cuddly dog in order to share with others how precious dogs are and how they can indeed become your bestfriend. As far as I know, the picture to the right is a picture of a German Shepherd.
Also, this picture above is also not a picture of Laila. this is a picture of an adorable dog that likes to pose for the camera. It is cute, cuddly, and I'm sure to be a lot of fun. To the best of my knowledge, I believe that the picture above is a picture of a German Shepherd.
How I Got My First Dog
I remember going to Carbondale, Illinois to visit my sister who was still in college at the time obtaining her Bachelor's in Business. When my parents and I walked through the door, I was shocked to find a beautiful puppy running around by the name of Laila. She was sweet, lovable, energetic, and alot of fun. I begged my parents to let me take her home with us. But alas, they said no. As we drove back to Peoria, I was overwhelmed with sadness because all I ever wanted was a dog.
After a month or so passed, my sister came home from school to visit us. I was sitting on the couch watching t.v. at the time. When my sister walked in the house, I was surprised that she brough Laila with her. I was so happy and this time I felt that my parents would finally give in and say that we could keep her.
I remember pleading and begging with my parents to let her stay until they finally gave in and said yes. I jumped up and down with joy as I was now a owner of a German Shepherd by the name of Laila. My parent's and my sister both told me how I would have to feed her, take her for walks, and other activities. I said how happy I was and I agreed to their terms. Ever since that moment she was mine, I knew that we would be inseperable.
Tips to Owning a Dog
1. Get all necessary and required shots
2. Get tags for your dog
3. Consult with a veterinarian on the best food choices and other activities to do with your dog
4. Get monthly checkups to make sure your dog is in good health
5. Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise, toys, and lots of love!
This picture above is a very similar picture of what my dog Laila looked like. The reason why there aren't any photos of her on here are because looking at the pictures is just too hard to deal with right now. She meant a lot to me and she always will. Rest in Peace Laila Hicks.
How to Say Goodbye
I think the hardest thing about saying goodbye is realizing that you will never be able to say hello again. It is hard to understand that you can never see this dog that again, the same dog that you've had for over half of your life, the same dog that slept on the couch when everyone was asleep, the same dog that always nudge you and licked you when you were sad, and the same dog that accepted you no matter what.
The best way for me to cope with losing a loved one is trying no to think about it. I realize that thinking about it can cause nervous breakdowns and the inability to carry on with life. The best thing to remember about that person or pet is that God called them home for a reason and that they are finally at peace. I realize that in the situation with my dog Laila and with my mom is that they were in alot of pain and that they couldn't take the pain anymore. I realize that they no longer wanted to suffer and that they both knew that the end was near. They wanted us to realize that everything is okay with them and that we should continue to live our lives, no matter what.
It has almost been a year now since my mom passed. I must admit it was a pretty rough first couple of months. I am happy that I was able to apologize to her for being such a spoiled brat and that she was able to read a poem on here entitled "Dear Mom (A Poem)". I was happy that she had the opportunity to read it and I am more than glad that she liked it. R.I.P. Jackie Michelle Hicks and R.I.P. Laila Hicks
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