Monday, September 10, 2018

The Last Ride ~~ a Sad Day for Adi

     Today is World Suicide Prevention Day 

(That was September 10, 2018.  The link at the bottom here still is valid,  probably updated by the time you read this.)

Her Last Ride

It would be her last ride
One of many she'd been before

Going to her doctor
It wasn't her favorite ride 

Getting old is not fun
Seizures were her worst, eating next

Wasn't her idea
Going that day not a fun ride

Being with her lover
That made it some better for her

No more fun days she'd have
For her, assisted suicide 

But I've been thinking how 
It's Doggie Heaven she is in 

Adi Jane was my constant companion.  She and I were a registered Pet Therapy Team and made many, many visits together, adding pleasure to kids and shut-ins. 
Adi died September 17, 2012 ............ (read my tribute to her here)

Adi Jane
Born September 1, 1996
Died September 17, 2012
Adi's Life Meme
Some of the 125 Posts with Adi label
Eight YouTube videos starring Adi
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 - Photos and Poem Copyright © 2018 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved 
 - I'm linked with Sanaa Rizvi in the Imaginary Garden at

International Assocation for Suicide Prevention link,

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At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:14:00 AM, Blogger Jae Rose said...

A fitting tribute to a good companion

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:53:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Jim. This is a beautiful poem.

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:02:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

She obviously deserves a Doggie Heaven! I am sad for you ... and also glad you had that beautiful companionship from such a very good dog.

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:29:00 AM, Blogger Old Egg said...

It is heartbreaking taking a loved pet to the vet for the last time. There have been a few best mates for me to take for that last ride too.

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM, Blogger Rommy said...

Such a sweet-faced girl. She earned her rest for all the comfort she brought to others.

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:10:00 AM, Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

She is adorable and I know she is enjoying some wonderful things in Doggie Heaven! So sad, but a wonderful and loving tribute to man's true best friend!

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:44:00 AM, Blogger Vicki said...

Heartbreaking to have to say goodbye to a beloved pet, beautiful tribute.

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Priscilla King said...

Such a cute little hound...I'm sure children looked forward to her visits.

Reminds me of how on "Dukes of Hazzard" the characters would debunk horror stories kids had heard about "huge fierce bloodhounds" by showing the footage of the purebred bloodhound, who would whine to be rubbed behind the ears and let out a totally non-threatening "Woof!" They must've spliced her in a hundred times but kids I knew watched for her views as the show went into reruns.

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:41:00 PM, Blogger Millie said...

I'm so sorry you've lost your dear friend. It's never easy to say good-bye even when it's the right thing to do.

Teresa from Razzamadazzle

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:52:00 PM, Blogger tonispencer said...

I am so sorry. You wrote a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. I know she is mos def enjoying Doggie Heaven

At Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:58:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

To part with a friend like that is heartbreaking... how you describe that final ride brings it closer.


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