This is in loving memory of my two beloved pets. They made me and my family happy for quite sometime. They shared with us unconditional love and respect only dogs could bring.
I woke up today with a heavy heart knowing that I would lay to rest my beautiful 6-month old puppy named VENUS. She was a gift by one of our friends. I still remember the day she was given to me. Oh she was so fat, very chubby. She still had some dry milk on her mouth when I first kissed her on her nose. That was really memorable. She was a happy dog and fearless at the same time. That very trait made me decide to not put her on a cage nor tie her on a leash. She was dependable even at her young age. We would know if there were strangers around as soon as she starts barking. I will miss her happy disposition. Every morning, she was at the kitchen windows tirelessly wagging her tail.
For some weird reason, and by this we were unaware. She started bleeding. We guessed it was just menstruation, nothing serious, just like with my other dog, the Beagle. It was too late to bring her to the vet as she died the next day. If there is heaven for dogs, I know she is there wagging her tail as usual.
And with this I cannot help but remember my other dog TRAVIS. He was a Labrador Retriever. He was our first dog and with him came along great memories. Travis was given to us by another friend when he was only 2-months old. Our landlady back then did not like dogs as she was allergic. She made us choose between the dog or the house. We chose the dog and moved out of the house. Unlike Venus, Travis was lazy. He does nothing but eat and would not even bark, even at strangers. But I loved him for his being cute, cuddly and nice to children. He was so tame that children from the neighborhood would play with him and he would just let them do all the stuff to him. He was a great joy to the family. He loves to drink water, he likes taking a bath and he is fond of strolling around the beach. And true to his name, he was a great retriever.
If there is heaven for dogs, I’m sure my Travis is there. He is either sleeping or probably eating.
I’m in search for answers to avoid these tragedies to ever happen again.