Lisa Mark writes: “We can understand the grief of a beloved pet. My husband and I have always had four- legged children by choice. I have actually cried more over my beloved dogs than I have over relatives that have passed away. Ok admit it! Most of you probably have too!!!! My husband and I lost our beloved 13yr old shep/ lab mix in April. Ace had been a diabetic for 1.5 yrs; went blind in Feb of 2012 and, in January, this year, he went into chronic kidney failure. After 11 weeks, he lost his battle.
But not before his job here was done, so I’ve heard people say.
When Ace passed away, everyone he loved and all who loved him were there!!! I’ m not sure if I cried more because he passed away or because he was so loved. Maybe both. To say he was loved was an understatement. That’s why he fought so long and hard, and why we fought for him!!!!!! All of our dogs were so loved!!!!! They all lived to be a ripe old age. It’s never long enough!!!!! I’m really having a hard time getting over this one. No new pup yet….not ready! I’ m sure we’ ll know, just as we knew when Ace came into our life!!!!!
GOD=DOG for a reason!!!!” (In our Spanish Translation, Lisa’s equation will be lost, so I hope that I can preserve her meaning this way: G.O.D. = D.O.G. / D.O.G. = G.O.D.