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Monday, April 27, 2009

Shadow's TALE

Shadow was the "PERFECT" dog ever. He was loyal, trained, well behaved, bestfriend material. He was a big part of my faimly. I had him ever since I was in pre-school, he was my first doggie. We got him at the humane society or Pound. There were no puppies that day and so my dad and sister looked at the older dogs while I looked at the bunnies. In the end my dad got shadow becuase, he was the only youngest looking dog there. The Pound said that he was just found a couple days earlier wondering the highway, and was still a pup about a year old. It was a good thing my dad chose him right then and there because, this other guy was looking at him too, but we got to him first. I was in the car when they brought him out he looked so eager and happy he jumped right into the car and we where off. He was enourmus compared to me. I remembered when I just went right up to him and he knocked me down. When we moved I was so scared Shadow would stay behind but, my parents said he was comming with us, and he did. He grew even more, I thought he was pau growing but I guess I was wrong. At our second house shadown had a good size yard and a pond he secretly jumped in. There were rats so he had a job when we weren't around. But my dad never aloud him to get ahold oh them, rats had diseases and Shadown was too valueable to loose or even get sick. Shadow loved any ball, but his favorite one was tennis balls he'd go speeding after them. He suprised me because he never really did bad things besides kill my bunnies and little pets. We moved again but this time back to Kahaluu and wh had over an acre of land and my dad built another pond, but this time it was my turn to pick out another dog. The Pound this time had puppies there were only girls and I didnt want a girl dog. But I looked in the iglue house and there was a sleeping boy puppy. I got him and named him Thunder, when we brought him home that was Shadown new friend more like brother they were BFF. He was a great dane mix and he was a handful complete opposite of Shadow but Shadow still loved him. Both of them were inseperable, so cute. They grew up together, Shadow over the years was so PERFECT, but I could see he was getting older and I didn't like it. One day I knew he'd die but always thought nah he got a good couple of more years. After my dad took the dog to live at is house in Mililani I barely ever saw them. I missed having them around because, dogs are much more loving and obedient than a cat could ever be. When I was in seventh grade and I went to my dads house more offten I saw both my puppies Shadow was still black as ever not a hint of gray even for his age. But he couldn't really play fetch that long and soon he couldn't play fetch at all just laid there chewing on his ball, and follow you around. Thunder on the other had was as crazy as ever. But I gave Shadow more attention cause I felt he time was nearing and needed as much love as possible. Soon Shadpw became slower and developed fat lumps on his body but they didn't bother him.. It always killed me to see him like that but, he was happy so I just tried to make the best of of it. Then during spring break 09 Shadow had to go to the vet but, in the end we didn't put him down we put him on medication. I was real happy about that. But about maybe a couple of weeks after on April 6 I get home and then a call saying that I'm going to the vet to put him down for sure I get ready, and the ride there I just kept looking at him. Thinking how he looks so happy and not even know that he's going to be put down. The wait wasn't long we were put straight into a private room told what was going to happen and then given as much time as we liked to say goodbye. I started crying and took as much pictures as I could so I could have memories. When it was time he first was put to sleep and then the tube was cleared for the last shot. I felt like ripping it out of his arm because I wasn't ready for a goodbye it seemed like he was doing fine at the vet. But my dad said your not there to see him when he cries or cant walk and doesn't eat and it was true. When it was over I wished it never happened. I fixed his head so it looked like he was just sleeping, also his lips because I guess his teeth were on them and I kissed his head and left the room. My dad had him cremated because, I didnt want to think of him rotting in the ground in a yard that might be owned by someone else. Thunder earlier knew something was up because, he started crying when they put Shadow in for his last car ride. It was hard for Thunder he started to stop eatting, but my dad got one fo his other dogs back so Thunder has a girlfriend now to keep him company. So I have his ashes in my room with his pictures from all the stuff and events that happened.

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