It’s been a week since your unexpected departure.
My heart is left in pieces. My soul shattered.
In spite of your absence, I continue to learn from you.
Go in peace now on your journey, for I will surely follow.
Thank you for being in my life Louie. Through the good and through the bad. I am a better man because of you and though the pain at times unbearable, your memory fills me abundantly with joy! I will always love and cherish our time together! You gave everyone you met a sincere happiness only you could give.There will never be anyone quite like you my handsome, brave little boy. It was extremely painful to see you suffer and I kept my bond of love with you until your last moment and never left your side. I did all I possibly could and would do it all again! Thank you for letting me know you were ready. God has called you back and now you are finally free my boy. I could no longer bear to see you in pain.Thank you for showing me love so unconditional. I truly love you and always will. You are my best friend and I will always remember you. I used to say that after you there would be no other. I was wrong. You showed me that there is always love to give no matter the circumstance, for even in death……..you gave love!
Lulu and I miss you dearly.
Run now free in green pastures and rolling hills forever!
Until we meet again!
FROM FRIEND TO FRIEND
You’re giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.
So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.
The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it’s the only way.
That strength is why I’ve followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I’ve loved you all these years…
My partner ’til the end.
Please, understand just what this gift,
You’re giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I’ve lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.
So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that’s within you,
To now grant me this appeal.
Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.
And don’t despair my passing,
For I won’t be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I’ll stay.
I’ll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I’ll run,
…a young dog once again.
In Memory of Asta, Feb. 1997
(c) Karen Clouston
Your daddy always !!!
Gustavo F. Placeres
October 11, 2004- February 11, 2013 King Louie XVIII RIP