This is dedicated to a very good friend of mine.
My lovely dog, Sadie, who passed away in the summer. If you watched me back then, I'm sure you can remember that.
She was with me for nearly my entirely life. We got her as a puppy, and was told she was born in May. So we just made her birthday May 1, and had her middle name as "May." She was twelve years old and still a rambunctious animal, which lead to her downfall. She jumped off of the old play set we have in our backyard from when I was still young, and landed wrong, causing her spine to become...well, messed up.
We watched her deteriorate for a month before we finally realized she wasn't getting better. She was in so much pain, her doggy smile was gone...and she couldn't walk because of the spine problem, so she was constantly falling down.
Sadie died in my arms on June 15, 2012, after being euthanized on a home visit by the vet. I don't think I ever cried as much as I did that day. I can still remember the feeling of her going limp, and the way her head rolled and her neck kind of did this crack when my dad tried to take her away makes me cringe even now.
I miss her dearly, but I'm glad she didn't have to suffer any longer.
I know this poem is totally off in terms of stanzas and rhyming and stuff, but really, I just typed. I started looking at old pictures just now, and got really teary and emotional. I had to vent a bit. Sorry.