Yesterday I had to take my beloved 16 or 17 year old Dalmatian Gypsy to have her put down. I am so broken-hearted. She's been going downhill slowly but it progressed the past week to the point that she could hardly sleep last night and was struggling trying to get up even though she couldn't. Her breathing was heavily labored and she had developed a horrible bed sore from trying to get around even though her legs had given out on her. I struggled to exercise her legs every single day for the past few months even when she wasn't able to walk properly.
Gypsy was such a happy-go-lucky dog and loved her walks which we also enjoyed taking her on. She was a rescue dog. I got her in 2002 when she was one or two years old. She was at least 16 or 17 years old when her legs started giving out.
I didn't want her to suffer! It was the hardest thing for me to do to take her to the vet and put her peacefully to sleep! I know in my heart that I will see her someday in Heaven. I will need a farm there for all my babies who are going to greet me when I reach the Gates of Heaven.
I had asked my Lord and Savior for a sign that I should know she's okay. When I arrived home and I was downstairs I heard her bark which some of you may say is impossible but it's not. All things are possible through Christ Jesus.
And later that night I was upstairs in my bedroom and I heard her barking down here. And I knew it was the answer to my prayer when I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit who dwells in me. Our God is an Awesome God!
I will continue to grieve because I loved her so much but I look forward to the day I enter the Gates of Heaven and Gypsy and all my beloved animals come to greet me! No one knows what God has in store for those who love him. But I do know I will need a farm in Heaven.