Inspiration music: [link]
So last week we put down my beagle of 13 years. It tore me apart, I loved my little girl, and seeing her suffer from so many different symptoms like sores all over her body, a swollen mouth, ear infections, acting delusional, not eating... well, it was terrible for me. I had been trying since last fall to keep her healthy, spending my hard earned money on vet trips and meds, but nothing was helping and she just got sicker. And for a long time, I denied putting her down because I just didn't want to say goodbye.
Needless to say, the whole incident tore me up. Having to see my baby go like that was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make, but I've had some amazing friends comfort me and tell me what I did was right. She was suffering and she was only going to get worse, and I only wanted what was best for her.
I made this drawing the same day it happened after watching All Dogs Go To Heaven (I NEEDED to cry). It took me all week, but I'm fairly happy with it.
On the left is the night sky, since she was born on a new moon and died on a full moon. It was one of the most beautiful full moons I'd ever seen.
In the middle is a rainbow, based off this poem, which was sent to me by an acquaintance: [link]
And on the right is our other dog Hershey who died in 2003 greeting her in Heaven where they can play together.
If you want to know what she looked like, here: [link]
I'll always miss Freckles, but I do take comfort knowing she's not suffering anymore.
Be a good girl and wait for me, Freckle Bunny.