The Goodbye: Farewell to an Old Friend

I have been dreaming a lot lately about my Westie, Chelsea, who passed three years ago.

Chelsea and I always had little rituals that was just between us.  Everyday, I would get up and get ready for work leaving her asleep under the covers. Angus would be asleep at the pillow.

When I was ready to take them out, I would lean down and pet both of them.  Chelsea would always give me one little lick on my nose.  Chelsea and Angus were not dogs to lick someone so this was special.

Chelsea did this everyday.  I like to think it was her way to say “Good Morning”.  If I was feeling down, she would lean over and give me a “kiss” on the nose.  She only did this with me.

When the day came to have her put down, I stood at the table petting and talking to her.  As I stroked her fur, she started to go.  But before she went, she leaned her little head  over and gave me a “kiss” on the nose as if to comfort me.  She then laid her head down and was gone.

It broke my heart to say goodbye but I knew we made the right decision for her.  She was with me for 14 years and she was very special.  I will always remember that last little “kiss” from my little girl. Our pets are with us for a short time and I know that we all cherish every day we have with them.

My Girl
My Girl

5 thoughts on “The Goodbye: Farewell to an Old Friend

  1. Awww she was such a pretty girl! Sorry for your loss – we understand, 3 years ago or yesterday you still feel her absence. Thank you for sharing this special memory. <3

  2. Our beloved Scottish Terrier, Mysti, passed away today. She was 12 1/2 yrs.old. She always came to my bedroom each night to sleep on her mat even on her last day of life. I believe she wanted to be with me to the end. She was a great dog and will be missed always.

  3. Dear Linda and Ben, I am truly sorry for your loss. I know there is a huge hole in your heart now, and I know no other dog can ever replace Mysti, but I would like to encourage you to find room in your heart for a rescue Scotty. You can look for one on Petfinder, or Google rescue groups for Scots near your area. Take care, Bobbie

  4. What a lovely but sad story. I had my Westie girl for 13 years and treasured every day I had with her. I lost her six years ago but every day think of my darling girl. I lost her sister two years ago and miss her also. I now have two beautiful Westie girls a one year old and an eleven year old and i adore them also.

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