We got our dog Sabache when I was about 11 years old. He was black lab, golden retriever and German shepherd mix. He was smooth coated as a puppy, but as he got older, he grew a beautiful black coat. He was a wonderful dog. He was ever faithful to my father, truly man's best friend. He followed my dad everywhere, and listened to him the best lol. He was so full of life just a happy dog in general.

On September 2, 2011 he passed away. His kidneys had failed, and he had lost control of his bowels and his movements. My mother called me at work to tell me what happened, that she couldn't see him suffer like that, and she n my father n brother were taking him to the vet to be put down. I broke down as soon as I got off the phone. My best friend was going to die and I couldn't even be there to say goodbye.

This is the first time I can actually write this down without crying. I wish that we could have saved him, that we had had the thousand or so dollars to save his life. Instead, a mere 30 bucks ended his suffering. At least he is in a better place, and one day I'll see him again.

RIP SABACHE 2.8.99-9.2.11
launica87 launica87
22-25, F
1 Response Dec 1, 2012

I'm so sorry you lost a beloved pet. My best friend, JB, recently passed away and I am still heartbroken! Dogs are better than most humans- so loyal and always providing unconditional love. Barkwards Dog=God <3

Im sorry to hear that! Its like losing a child...they have so much unconditional love for us. And you're right, they are better than most people. The pain never goes just gets easier to deal with.