When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
We missed out on Halloween festivities this year because of something very sad that happened to us. My baby, dog baby, Klondike had to be put to sleep. I came home on Friday last week and found him laying on the floor of our kitchen and wouldn’t move. I was so upset and hysterical. Sobbing. He’s been going down hill for the past 9 months but just that morning he was happy and perky like every other morning he’s greeted me coming down the stairs. Waiting for his good morning cookie. We rushed him to the vet and the vet told us it didn’t look good but we brought him home anyway hoping that time still would heal him up. But all night long he just wimpered and yelped in pain and frustration. He stopped eating, drinking. He could only move his beautiful honey brown eyes. And we decided it was time.
We drove him to the vet first thing that morning and that was it. We said our good byes. Petted him as the vet gave him his special medicine to make all the pain go away. It was the saddest most awful thing I’ve ever experienced so far in my life.
A fan on our Facebook page, Laura, posted this poem:
WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME – Author Unknown
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see;
The sun will rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
Remembering how I’d lay my head
In your lap that special way.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me.
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name
And petted me with her hand.
She said my place was ready,
In Heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But, as I turned to heel away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life I never thought
That I would have to die.
I had so much to live for,
So many sits and downs to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought about our lives together,
I know you must be sad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
Remember how I’d nudge your hand,
And poke you with my nose?
The frisbee I would gladly chase,
The bad guy, I’d “bark and hold”.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for awhile,
I’d wag my tail and kiss you,
Just so I could see you smile.
But, then I fully realized,
That this could never be;
For emptiness and memories
Will take the place of me.
And when I thought of treats and toys,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you and when I did,
My dog-heart filled with sorrow.
But then I walked through Heaven’s gate,
And felt so much at home;
As God looked down and smiled at me,
From His beautiful golden throne.
He said, “This is eternity,
And now we welcome you,
Today your life on earth is past,
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last;
For you see, each days’s the same day,
There’s no longing for the past.
Now you have been so faithful,
So trusting, loyal and true;
Though there were times you did things,
You knew you shouldn’t do.
But good dogs are forgiven,
And now at last you’re free;
So won’t you sit here by my side,
And wait right here with me?”
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart.
For every time you think of me,
I’m right there, in your heart.
Goodbye my booboo, my big bear, my sooks. I will love you forever and miss you terribly.