Luka was sick, like Eros, losing weight and I didn’t wait one moment and took him to the vet. There, through and ultra sound, we found out Luka had a tumor as big as his belly, eating him up from the inside out. If November hit me with a 9.0 on the Richter scale, January hit me with some unexpected aftershocks. In one month I found out three of my furries; Eros, Esmé and Luka are incurably ill. Eros and Luka had to be euthanized pretty quickly. I thank God for small favors that I can hold on to my queen furry just a little longer. Esmé has many symptoms from the syndrome of Cushing which means she will gradually get worse. Of course in the near future I will have to make that decision again to let her go but for now, for this moment, I still have her with me.
Even with all the sad news I want to bring an ode to the love, the joy and happiness a dog can bring to one’s life. The cuddles, the play times, the barks and the wagging tales. The times where Jasmijn’s litter of nine pups created a toilet-paper snowstorm inside our apartment or Luka fell asleep in the food bowl. I have so many treasured memories and I miss Luka with all my heart. He and I shared a great bond, he could hang over de couch looking at the TV as if he understood it all, he licked away many a tear from my cheeks and barked enthusiastically when I laughed. He lay underneath my chair as I worked on the computer or was in the kitchen when I was cooking. He was my doggy friend!
Last Friday he died in my arms and all I can feel, all I can remember, is the love he gave me.
Luka was born on 16-3-1999 and died on 11-2-2011