Brandy & Calypso

Brandy & Calypso

Postby chelynnah » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:52 am





Brandy
9/3/90 to 6/2/03
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Brandy was my first Whippet, healthy from day one.

At 12-1/2 years of age she suffered a paralyzing injury
that made her a quadrapalegic.

After about a month of medications, massages, warm
compresses, I made the heartwrenching decision to
let her go on June 2, 2003.

I still question myself about this decision, was I
just being selfish, or was it because she was
always healthy and fit?

She has left a deep void in my life, there will
never be another FIRST Whippet.

Good-bye my little Banner-Monster.

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Calypso
1/16/92 to 10/17/03
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Calypso was the ultimate Whippet for me. Always the perfect show dog, traveling companion, house dog and clown. She deteriorated very fast and the decision to let her go was a heartwrenching one. She leaves a deep void in my life.

I'll miss you always, sleep well my Cal-Mal.



The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.

You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears
You wouldn't want me to suffer so,
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me until the end,
And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree,
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail it's last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must be you,
Who has to decide this thing to do,
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

--Unknown

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