Dearly Loved Litte Hugo.
by Kevin and Eileen
(Myrtleford Vic Aust.)
Yesterday the 29th of May we had to have our beloved little Hugo put to sleep. The bravest 14 year old little "Jack Russell" that anyone could have. He was the most loyal, kind, clever, and the best little watch dog ever.
Hugo had developed a heart condition that got progressively worse, and had been on various drugs that the Vets had prescribed at different times.
Love and loyalty and complete devotion to us both over the years could not be eclipsed by any human. He grew weaker and more frail over time, and we knew that when the time was right he would let us know.
Which he did overnight, my wife Eileen and I were up all night with him, and he was telling us he had had enough struggling with his condition, trying to get his breath and his little eyes telling us it was time.
As soon as our Vets opened we took him down and the Vet confirmed there was nothing more we could do for him.
We always vowed that we would never let him suffer for our sake. So we both held him and told him how much we loved him ( both weeping inconsolably ) as he was quietly and peacefully put to sleep.
We are broken hearted, and I can barely see through the tears as I write this. But he is at peace now ( in dog heaven I'm sure ) and we have had the privilege of having all the love and devotion that this little dog provided over the years.
He will live in our hearts forever,
Kevin and Eileen.
Kevin and Eileen,
What a wonderful tribute to your little Hugo. He sounds like the best dog ever, and I am myself, almost in tears reading your letter. Your love for him shines through loud and clear.
You're right, we are so blessed to have the love and devotion of our special pets. What would life be without them? 14 years is a long time, but not nearly long enough, is it? It's never enough time!
Thank you so much for sharing your story.
Hugo is waiting for you and your wife over The Rainbow Bridge. When the time is right, you will meet again.
He will always live in your hearts.
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