Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A boy and his dog, the end of an era.

I had to take my dog to the vet to be put down this morning. He was 14, completely blind, becoming cripple, developing sores, he was no longer housebroke, he got sick frequently. He wasn't doing well, and I have my doubts he was a happy dog. I had Lazarus when my parents died, when I got married, when I had all three kids. He was there for my High School, College and Seminary graduation. He was a dog, but I really loved that dog.

So now he's gone. The world wont notice much, he wasn't much of a contributor. We will miss him, even though he was a pain sometimes, he was my dog. There is no real way to say goodbye to a faithful friend and companion. He was a good dog. Goodbye old friend.


  1. I'm sorry, friend. I had heard that Lazzie had gotten out a month or so ago and I'm glad that he was recovered at that time. Praying for you. I'm sure his passing will bring up memories of the homegoings of your parents and other losses.

    Would a new puppy help? How about a kid-friendly chocolate lab?

  2. I know what it is like to lose a long time pet. Remeber Lazzy as a puppy, the good years before he got old. He may be gone but he will be with you always.

    Times like this always remind me that life is temporary and that one day we will all go home to be with our Lord. Forever to live in His presence.

    I love you my friend and I am praying for all of you.

  3. Dan, I'm so sorry. I was just doing some catch up since I'm not in church this morning. (Am almost ready to face the world.) I was so sad to read this and sorrier yet that I didn't see it before we left.

    Our pets may not be great contributors to the world, but I think they are also positioned by the Lord who knows our every need. They are surely great contributors to our hearts and to our families and faithful friends to walk beside us.

    What affects your family matters to our family. We love you all!!