Forever in my heart

In the early morning hours of February 27, I made a heartbreaking drive. The final drive, just one more time, for Mir and I. His kidneys had failed, nothing was helping, his body was failing. He looked at me and asked for release, and with my heart breaking, I gave it to him. I was with him most of his life, and I was with him at the end. And I would have it no other way. This is the price we must pay for loving them, and we have to love them enough to let them go. The pain will fade with time, but never will the memories fade. Never.

His list of accomplishments was long, but that’s not what was important. He was my friend. My heart dog. We travelled many miles together, it always gave me a thrill to see him run, chasing with wild abandon, sheer joy on his face. When the time for chasing was done, he settled into retirement gracefully, enjoying his time on the couch. What I wouldn’t have given for 10 more years.

He now hunts in fields where I cannot follow. Amber and Annie by his side. May there be a jackrabbit behind every bush and a coyote over every hill.

This is how I will always remember him………

“Mir”

DC Mielikki A Kind Of Magic SC LCM SGRC ORC

11/24/00 – 2/27/11

I love you, old man.

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3 Responses to Forever in my heart

  1. the Zoiboyz says:

    Truely one of the greats in the borzoi world but like you said – what counted most was the love you both shared. Those that knew Mir and know you witnessed a true bond of friendship. He ruled the Rosehill yard like no other ever will and he will be missed and never forgotten. When you are ready Sherita we will talk. Love to you and hugs to the hounds.

    • Renee says:

      Thankyou for giving him the chance to do everything he did. . I know he was your best bud. . and my heart still hurts for you, he was a great one. .

  2. julie leblanc says:

    Sherita, no words can take away the hurt and saddness, but I will always remember his regal beauty the first time I laid eyes on him. I know how proud you were of him and all his accomplishments. He lives on in the faces of my babies I’ve gotten from you. I am also so proud to be a part of their lives… Hugs…..

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