“The problem with time, I’ve learned, eventually time always runs out” -Dear John(Nicholas Sparks)
Listen, I know the world is turned upside down right now and actual people are losing their lives, but in the midst of that, a sweet german shepherd and retired police K-9 named Arko is one of the many for whom time has run out.
Though this has been planned and we knew in advance this day was coming as his health has been going down hill for some time now, it was still incredibly sad to say our final goodbyes today.
What a gentle yet stubborn & sweet dog he was who never met a ball he didn’t like.
I wrote this for my husband, Tommy as a tribute to both of them:
I was yours,
You were mine
Together we defended
that thin blue line
Day shift, night shift
Training days too
But when I came home
I loved your family just as true
My partner, my master, my friend
You never gave up
even when my condition continued to worsen
Now I can barely get up
I can no longer chase a ball
And I know it’s been hard for you
to keep watching me fall
So it’s time to say goodbye
And you are doing what you must
For in your hands you’ve always held
my faith, love and trust
Over and out my faithful friend
Thanks for loving me until the very end.
So long Arko. We’ll hold onto the memories forever.