The heartbreaking letter from the owner of a dog named Gracie, after accompanying her on her last and everlasting journey
The sad story of the little dog Gracie has warmed the hearts of many people. We know that we are lucky to share our lives with a four-legged friend, but we also know that his life will be less short than ours and that, sooner or later, the time will come to say goodbye.
About 9 years ago, a man named Douglas Korn made a promise to his beloved dog Gracie. And when the time came, he knew he had to keep it.
Today I said goodbye to my dog. Too soon, it wasn’t the right time. But I had to keep the promise I made him a long time ago: my voice would be the last thing he would hear and my smile would be the last thing he would see. Just as our journey began, just the two of us, it ended.
Cancer sucks. It literally appeared out of nowhere, a little lump on the tip of the nose and it got bigger, fast. With no chance of a miraculous remission, no miracle surgery, radiation, medicine or prayers.
The man later explained that he decided to attempt the surgery, even though he knew it would not save his Gracie, just to give her a few more months full of affection and love.
It was the best $ 2,000 I’ve ever spent, the gift of sharing a little more time with her was priceless.
Gracie and a special farewell
Then came that day, he got a call from his mother, a few words full of pain. Gracie wasn’t the same and the woman just thought she was the time has come, so he immediately informed his son.
While he was at work, he entrusted the dog to his mother, who he took care of control her, pamper her and reassure her until his return.
I reached home and quickly took her to the passenger seat of the car. She stood there and watched me as I drove to the park. I think she knew that. She didn’t mind poking her head out the window and letting the wind blow in her face, she wasn’t distracted by other cars, people or even other dogs we met on the street. She looked at me the whole time and then lay down on the seat to let me gently stroke my head.
It was our daily ritual and I wanted to experience it with her one last time. Lie on the grass, throw a ball, walk on a leash, tell her calmly and honestly how much I loved her. He was silent for a few last photos, posing as if he knew how important it was to me to capture the last moments.
Then came the saddest moment, the vet’s table.
She put a paw on my arm and licked my face one last time before being sedated. I saw sleep falling on her and closed my eyes after kissing her nose one last time.