'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

30 August 2010

Trooper Nov. 30, 1995 to Aug. 30, 2010 RIP

Doc came by the house and we talked. He checked Trooper out but we all already knew the answer.

We went out to the back yard. Doc gave him a relaxant and at about 2:45 the final shot and Trooper passed away. I break out in spasms of new tears as I write that. Lu can't stop crying. I cannot believe my friend is gone.

I can write no more today. I'm taking a week or so to cope and grieve. I'll be back soon.

I am a bag of broken glass.

Eric

14 comments:

Me said...

I'm so sorry.

USA_Admiral said...

I feel for you, It is never easy losing such a great friend. Take it easy and grieve in your own time.

LauraB said...

Oh sweet Lord, I am SO SORRY to read this. I cannot fathom your pain and can't think of a useful thing to write. Trooper loved you all so much...he stayed as long as he could and waits for you now. Bless you...

Sarge said...

Rest easy Son and grieve as you must. You have absolutly done the right thing.
You've had a special gift from Trooper very few people can gain the trust of a dog like that.
He runs free now until you can be together again.
Love You
Pop

instinct said...

Sarge is right. You gave him everything you had and he did the same in return.

Slowly the pain will fade and you'll have all the good memories still in place and at some point you will meet up again.

God bless you both.

Ed Rasimus said...

To pass with a friend in your familiar surroundings is an end to the ride which we would all envy. The loss is fresh, but the good will be remembered for a long time. You did right by him and he by you. Condolences.

LeeAnn said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your memories help the pain.

Joan of Argghh! said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Rest easy, Six. He's waiting for you just as Mike and Max are for me.

dick said...

I understand exactly how you guys feel and so sorry for you losing Trooper.
Remember the good times.

Miguel said...

As one that have gon through and soon will have to go through the same ordeal again, I understand the pain.

The DO said...

Normally the Six would respond, but he is taking a break from most everything right now. Please, everyone, know that your words and thoughts have been a blessing to us all during this tough time.

Daphne said...

Gosh, Six, I feel so awful that I missed his passing by so many days.

I'm so sorry you've lost a wonderful companion, it was apparent how much that good dog meant to you. Your love for him came across in every post.

God's blessing on you.

Six said...

Thanks Daphne. The kind words of friends is always appreciated.