Harry my Best Friend!
by Jeana Lewis
I got Harry as a 6week old Shih Tzu Puppy...He had pneumonia.(unknown to us) and awful breathing problems.. at 2am ..I got a bowl of hot water , put some menthol drops in and sat with him under a towel for hours to keep him breathing! By 8am he was still alive and I whisked him off to the vets! he was put in hospital for a week, but then I learnt he also had hydracephalus.(water on the brain)...The Head Vet told me because of this he'd be lucky to survive 2/3yrs! I was devastated..
He was a fighter,and with my family's love and care he lived for 14yrs! He became ill last December,he had tumour in his stomach..I pleaded with the vet to operate and remove it..He couldn't remove all of it and done his best to reconstruct the stomach..We were all devastated...He lived for 3 months after, when his pain was now frequent..We decided we couldnt let our lil'man suffer anymore...He was euthanised on March 17th 2011...when he died, I went into shock...My heart was utterly broken! I died with him that day..Ive cried every day since...I cant stop...my little Harry was gone..my baby...
He wasn't just a dog, he was my Best Friend, my Confidante, my life..He was a tough little guy, grumpy sod at times, made me laugh a lot! farted & belched! but he was just being Harry! He knew when I was happy and when I was sad, tired, stressed..he was my buddy who made things right for me again..
I am still grieving so much, but I know he's in heaven now and is happy...I have his ashes in an urn ,in my bedroom..I kiss the urn evry night and say 'night night' just like always....
I know one day we,ll be reunited and thats what keeps me going..
If you too have lost a pet, my Heart goes out to you! Keep well and take your time in the process..My days are getting better, but my heart,s still broken, it takes as long as it takes to feel in control again, but Im getting there!! xx