Willie, Our boy, light of my life
We lost our cocker Willie last Wednesday, May 19th. Willie was a lover dog, always by my side. I knew something was wrong with him and had him to the vet several times. One day he'd be fine, another not.
Last fall my husband moved to Louisiana from Arizona for work. He hadn't seen his Daddy for several months. We drove from AZ to LA and we could tell he had some trouble breathing. We took him to a new vet straightaway upon our arrival and had to put him to sleep.
We are devastated. Our brave boy held in there until his Mommy and Daddy were together again. Then, he just couldn't anymore. It was and is such a shock. What was to be our time together for a month began with Willie's death in a strange place. For days I couldn't get past the horrifying feeling he was out there looking for me. I think I went a little crazy thinking he'd recovered and was looking and looking for me.
He was a constant, loving companion always, always at my side. He cared for me during my husband's absence. It will be hell going back to Phoenix alone and having to endure being without him once there again.
We can't quite fathom this loss. He had good days and some bad. I believe he held on until he felt his Mom and Dad would have each other. I torture myself that the long drive to a strange place finally did him in. I so hope not.
Playful, loving, brave, we spent almost all our time together. I love him and miss him so.
Light eternal Willie