Goldie - My Beloved
by Julia Nichols
Goldie passed from our world in to heaven, Dec. 10, 2010 around 7:20PM. He was my companion and a great love of my life. He was a 14 year old beautiful golden English Cocker Spaniel.
Everyday, when I came in he would meet me at the door and shower me with affection. Every night he lay soundly asleep beside me. On his last day, he managed to drag himself to the back door waiting for me to come home to him. I came home Thursday evening and found him very ill. I knew. I held him all night until the vet confirmed for me that morning my worse fear. He was terminally ill with a cancerous tumor. This happen so fast, no warning. Happy and eating one day, and down the next. I was so devastated.
The vet wanted to euthanize right away, but I needed one more afternoon with him. I took him back home and held him for the day, then went back with two of my true sisters and said good-bye to my love, Goldie.
All I do is cry, cry, cry, I can't even tell you how this feels. I never felt this way about any family member passing. I cry leaving home and going home. I'm trying to learn to handle this but I feel all I can do right now is cry. Goldie was all about unconditional love. I'm a person of faith, so I'm trusting that one day, I'll see my Goldie again. I love you Goldie.