Sep 27, 2009

Domi The Therapy Dog: You will always be in our hearts.

It is with a heavy heart and through a lot of tears that I have to share that our dear friend Domi has said her last goodbye in a blog post. She is with her boy and girl who love her more than anything. Please visit her blog and share the love with her.

For those of you that don't know, Domi was adopted as an older dog, not a puppy. We admire Domi's girl and boy and hope that Domi's story will encourage others to adopt older dogs as well. They could not have found a better dog anywhere. Please read her adoption story.

Domi touched so many lives that will never forget her.

She LOVED to go for a ride in the car and those rides actually helped her feel better as condition worsened.

We love you Domi!

A Dog's Prayer
Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me do.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.

When it is cold and wet, please take me inside... for I am now a domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements... and I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth... though had you no home, I would rather follow you through ice and snow than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in all the land... for you are my god... and I am your devoted worshiper.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I should not reproach you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean food, that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.

And, beloved master, should the Great Master see fit to deprive me of my health or sight, do not turn me away from you. Rather hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal rest...and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew, my fate was ever safest in your hands.

--Beth Norman Harris

18 Treats:

Dory and the Mama said...

We are heading over to leave our deepest sympathy, what a wonderful tribute to a wonderful dog!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Well pawed my pals!

Mom and I were furry sad last evening when we read Domi's post -

Yet we felt peace and relief fur her and those that love her -

She left us with soooo many words and khoncepts to keep in mind each sekhond/minute/day/week/month/year -

Tank woo fur sharing THIS!


Flurry and Aja said...

What a beautiful tribute to the perfectly special Domi.

Run free little Domi, happy and without pain. You are with God now and there isn't any finer home that you could have made it into than the one you share now with God and His angels. You earned your wings and taught us all precious lessons along the way.

Carol, Flurry, Aja

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Our momma posted today about Domi, too, and our momma just can't stop crying. We know that she is in Heaven but sometimes we just can't stand the loss and our momma cries and cries.

Our momma WILL be adopting all seniors from now on. She knows that there will be many sorrows and good-byes but all of us need love in old age and that is furry imPAWtant.

Tabatha and Echo said...

She will be greatly missed. She was such a positive influence in everyone's lives that she touched! Our family will greatly miss reading about her adventures.

The OP Pack said...

We didn't know Domi for a very long time but we fell in love with her right away. We are so sad to hear the news but we are sure she is in a better place now. She fought the good fight.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

Saying goodbye is always so very hard. Domi was clearly a very special dog.

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

We didn't know about Domi until we heard about her from Khyra.

May Domi dance among the stars and feel young and free again.
Godspeed Domi

Husky kisses,

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Domi will be missed, my heart aches whenever I hear about a friend leaving us forever.
I'm back Addie, Lucy and Hailey!
Oops, you have not noticed that I have been missing in action lately?
I'm excited to visit all of my friends again.
Love ya!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Mum still has the leaky eyes over Domi. I am purring for her family.

Huffle Mawson

Sagira said...

Aww..that is SO sad. May Domi RIP and run free at the Rainbow Bridge.

tula said...

oh no.. it's always so sad. Your a good pal to honor Domi by going fur a special car ride:) your photos are too cute-- hey is there room on the couch for me? looks comfy & very stylish.


Cocorue said...

TQ for being you......Domi was lucky to have you as a friend. we visited and still feel very sad.

it's my loss for not having known Domi but i'm glad we're friends

coco and my mumster lilian

River said...

So sad, such a great loss. We visited Domi's site to leave some beagle hugs.

love & wags,

Andrea said...

So sad...such a wonderful dog. Sophie and I left our condolences over on Domi's site.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It is such sad news to hear about Domi. Your little prayer has mom leaking now..

We had a beautiful weekend. We went to the lake Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning.. We sure enjoyed the nice weather with Mom and Dad..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Dog By Nature said...

Such sad news and a beautiful tribute. We're on our way over to Domi's site now.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful dog, guys! Domi will be missed.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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