Farewell, My Dearest Dino

I am still in shock that you left so suddenly on 6th June, 2008, Dino. You may already be 13.5 years old and I should have expected your demise but it does not make it anymore easier to accept when it did happen.

I certainly did not expect it to happen on 6th June, 2008. The weather was so fine but perhaps you chose a “good day” to leave so that we could give you a proper farewell.

I reminded you that Snoopy is home waiting for you to play. There’s your favourite dinner that you have yet to take and I have more time to spend with you but you did not wait. Truly, nobody can defy fate and like I feared, your fits finally claimed you.

Photo credit: A Swarm Of Angels

I told my friend that I am afraid that nobody will care for you now but he said that the angels will. I hope it is true. I hope that you are receiving the prayers that would help you gain rebirth in the shortest time possible.

I know that you are now released from your earthly fears and sufferings. Still, it is not easy to accept that you are no longer with me. Taking care of you since you were three weeks old, you make a huge part of my life. I so want to pet you now, play with you and catch your kutu. I keep looking out for you but you are not here anymore. I miss your stomping of feet when you were geram, banging my bathroom door when you wanted me to come out, scratching your feeding bowl when you could not wait for your food and your silliness in thinking that Snoopy is female ….

If caring for you meant that I had to witness fifty fits attacks, 17 of them singles and 13 clusters, then I guess I had no choice but to accept you as a “package”. Each time, though, I suffered along with you and I believe my lifespan has been shortened because of all these unfortunate episodes.

Sometimes, I feel like we have failed you; the incompetent vets that messed up your “motherboard”, the diet that was of lower quality than what you perhaps required and all the other things that would have given you a better life but there is no way we can turn back the clock.

I hope that no matter where you are, you are safe and guided by angels. Let me know in my dreams. I miss you so much … may you rest in peace.

With love

23 thoughts on “Farewell, My Dearest Dino

  1. They say memories are golden,
    Well, maybe that is true;
    I never wanted memories,
    I only wanted you.

    A million times I needed you,
    A million times I cried;
    If love alone could have saved you,
    You never would have died.

    In life I loved you dearly,
    In death I love you still;
    In my heart you hold a piece
    No one could ever fill.

    But now I know you want me
    To mourn for you no more,
    To remember the happy times
    Life still has much in store.

    Since you’ll never be forgotten
    I pledge to you today;
    A hallowed place within my heart
    Is where you’ll always stay.

    If tears could build a stairway
    And heartache make a lane;
    I’d walk the path to heaven
    And bring you back again.

    Our family chain is broken,
    and nothing seems the same;
    But as God calls us one by one,
    The chain will link again.

    By: Author Unknown

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  2. Hi Emily
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. As pet owners, that’s the greatest fear we have – that one day, inevitably, our beloved furkids will leave us. I dread that day.
    Take comfort that your Dino is now is a better place…and I’m sure there’re angels there to play with him.

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  3. Hi Raynebow,

    Ya, it’s so heartbreaking especially with my Dino who suffered from epilepsy. I’ve sworn off keeping pets!

  4. Me too. I’ve been offered puppies for adoption but I do not wish to go through all that trauma again.

    It’s too heartbreaking to see my dog refusing food, getting thinner and basically waste away until it died.

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  5. Hi,

    I’m so sorry about that. This is the kind of trauma we go though because of our beloved pets.

    A lady who went to the same vet as I did, had two dogs who developed kidney problems which were terminal. From what I understand, kidney disease is very common for that kind of breed. I don’t remember what breed anymore. The vet advised her to put them to sleep and she did.

    In a way, with my Dino leaving me like that, it was quick and sudden and he did not suffer much in the end. 🙁

  6. I really enjoyed reading your poem. Know he is now with the angels, feeling happiness and comfort. I remember when I last my cat, I had grown up with him. I was 9 when we got him, and we had to have him put to sleep when I was 18, he had a tumor. We were very close, and I often still think about him. I wanted to get another pet, perhaps a dog, but never got another. It was hard enough dealing with death the first time. I was so upset when they asked me if I wanted to see him be
    put to sleep. I just couldn’t do it. I often still look at his pictures, I miss him so much.

  7. Hi,

    I’m really sorry to hear of your pain losing your cat.

    I was told that I would feel less attached to a cat than a dog, but I guess it is so not true.

    I think I’ll end up keeping bugs instead ….

  8. i am so sorry to read that ~ i understand how you feel ~ but it’s life and death and when the time comes we should be glad to know that he is now with the lord ~

  9. hi there,

    1. did you get any dreams as envisage?

    2. may i know what breed your dog is, susceptible to kidney prob?

    3. why your dog geram? i hv never seen a dog merajuk or geram for that matter? kindly share with me

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