Cinlock Catchword (Dane)

9 november 1999 – 3 december 2013

Dane (Multi Champion) 3 December 2013 was jouw laatste dag bij ons. In de week hiervoor hebben we de o zo moeilijke beslissing moeten nemen, om je te laten gaan. Je was op en kon nog amper op je pootjes staan. Het was erg moeilijk om je hiermee te zien worstelen, want je was altijd zo “eager” om alles en iedereen in de gaten te houden…. je zou toch eens iets missen.

Lieve Dane, ik wilde dat ik de klok kon terugzetten. De bijna 6 jaar, die je bij ons mocht zijn, zijn omgevlogen. De dag dat we je ophaalden is nog maar zo kort geleden. We voelen ons bevoorrecht, jou te hebben gekend en 2 prachtige nakomelingen van je te hebben. We zullen jou, onze lieve knuffelbeer, nooit vergeten en je wordt erg gemist. Tot later, lieverd!

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.” I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea, You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me. I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore. I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more. I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care. I want to re-assure you, that I’m not lying there. I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key. I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said ” it’s me.” You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair. I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there. It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday. To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.” You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew… In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you. The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning and say “good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.” And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide, I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side. I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see. Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me.

Author Sammie Klaehn