Passageway by fiveplustwo


Not the happiest days.
On Friday, last, we had to let our sweetest dog Ala go.
After 15 years and 8 months - with the last four months spent taking turns for caring her, who had paralyzed hind legs and needed assistance 24/7, including being fed and helped to drink - Mrs. D. and I brought her to the vet. He visited the skinny shadow of the dog that he used to know and asked us if we were conscious that ours was therapeutic obstinacy.
We had to take the toughest decision. Ala trusted us. I won’t forget her eyes looking at us from the vet’s table. «I don’t know why we are here, but I know you do, and I’m fine.» So quietly she slept and after a few seconds my hand on her chest lost any sign of beat.
And then we (I, Mrs. D and our daughter) smuggled her to Sardinia, to the spot we had bought two months before she joined our family. And spent all day digging and adorning her grave, in this place that is hers as is ours.
A passageway, from these ancient rocks to the clouds where her four paws are forever free to run.
My apologies to my friends at 5+2 for throwing melancholy on a theme that has been a lot of fun.

theme: triptych story

So sorry for your loss! This is a beautiful triptych to remember Ala by.
February 28th, 2021  
Nice photo and tribute. Sorry for your loss.
February 28th, 2021  
I'm so sorry.
February 28th, 2021  
So sorry for your loss...
February 28th, 2021  
Such a remarkable, dear, memorial to Ala. I’m so sorry for your loss, I so understand your veterinarian’s kind assessment of your situation.
February 28th, 2021  
I'm sobbing, so so sad for you and your family. Sending hugs
February 28th, 2021  
Oh no, Ala. I had to make a similar decision with my beloved canine companion. It's tough. But lovely how deeply these beings get into our heart. Glad you were able to take her to Sardinia.
February 28th, 2021  
that is so sad, i feel sadder for you and the family. ala is now in a better place, and that should cheer you up even if a little bit. hang in there, friend.

p.s. i like the way you stepped out of the grid but still retained the theme.

you lost some weight, DD?

February 28th, 2021  
Such a hard decision, they give us so much love when they're around us. Take care!
February 28th, 2021  
February 28th, 2021  
so sorry to read your news. Tough.
February 28th, 2021  
@domenicododaro I feel your pain. We had to do this for our two cats, one was 15 yrs and the other was 17 yrs - Omelette and Tobasco. They will forever live in our hearts.
March 1st, 2021  
@domenicododaro I'm sorry for your loss, I know how horrible it is. We had to do the same for our 7-year-old dog two years ago, he had cancer, he was young but in a lot of pain :( They are family.
March 2nd, 2021  
@jacqbb @photograndma @jackies365 @louannwarren @30pics4jackiesdiamond @kuva @summerfield @overalvandaan @kali66 @helenhall @mikegifford @adi314 thank you all so much. I know it’s a little thing compared to other, more significant, losses. Yet, she had been a member of the Dodaro herd, and the sweetest one! Love to all
March 8th, 2021  
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