7/28/2002 - 3/20/2016Today one of our 14 year old labs, Cheyenne, let us know that today was the day. She was a sweet ol gal that always wanted one more pat on the head, or a scratch of her ears. After Dr. Katie from Lap of Love came, and left, Luther dug a spot for Cheyenne close to her mama Maggie, and her friend Perdita, a spot where she could look out over the hundred acre field and always be close to us. I came back in the house and pulled out this poem that I'd found years ago, no author referenced, and thought it was fitting to post.
May I Go Now?
May I go now? Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days and endless painful nights?
I've lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free?
I didn't want to go at first, I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light.
I want to go. I really do. It's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can to live for one more day.
To give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and you're afraid because I see your tears.
I'll not be far I promise that, and hope you'll always know that my spirit will be close to you wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me. You know I love you, too. That's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time and let me hear you say, because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today.

We sat on a blanket, enjoyed the sunshine and breeze, and said goodby..........she picked a beautiful day to cross that bridge.............
Carla KneeceGilbert, South CarolinaMarch 22, 2016
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It was an honor for me to be able to help you, Luther and sweet Cheyanne in her hour of need. You were blessed to have each other.Katie Gies - March 23, 2016

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