Today was the day I dreaded. Well, we all dreaded this day; but in saying so we knew what we did was the right thing. The right thing by Cassie anyways.
It wasn’t until I started dating Dalvin that I met Cassie for the first time. If anyone knows me, they know that I am not the ‘animal lover type’. If it’s anything, I’m probably the last person anyone would come to for some animal tips or perhaps help them decide which puppy to get. However, Cassie was able to change all that. She was seriously the best family dog anyone could ask for.
But let me tell you, oh boy is it hard taking care of them! Especially when they play such a big part in our lives, that they are pretty much considered family. When we go out for family dinners, we always made sure we bought something back for Cassie. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen or met any dog that eats steak or perhaps left over nando’s chicken. Yup! That was our Cassie.
I’ve had my fair share of good and bad, (annoying) moments with Cassie. One of which I will always cherish is, going for our morning walks. She used to sleep upstairs on the couches (when she was a lot younger and could go up and down the stairs) and no matter how hard I try sneak out the door, she would beat me to the front door, bark, jump up and down; and then I had no choice but to take her with me. Those were good times! She always got a lot of attention on the road because she was big and fluffy.
From the short amount of time I’ve known Cassie, I’ve been able to see her at her best and also at her worst. Time went by and she slowly couldn’t get herself up the stairs anymore, walking into things because she was blind.
Seeing her slowly slip away was so heart breaking, and I’m glad I was there to see her take her last breath.
Thank you for being the best family dog anyone could ever ask for. Thank you for allowing me to see animals in a different way. Thank you for being the only person I could talk to when Dalvin was being annoying. Thank you for keeping me company during my morning walks and last but not least, thank you for being my ever first real pet. You will be surely missed!
Love you Cassie xx